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SDL Illustrated - Visually design executable models
Laurent Doldi - 270 pages - 19x23 cm - 59 Euros - May 2001 - ISBN 2-9516600-0-6

"I congratulate you on the most useful book I have seen so far for teaching SDL. In my opinion, your book provides the fastest and most pleasant way for a novice to achieve a good working knowledge of SDL. I recommend your book highly. I think the SDL community will benefit from your valuable contribution."
Ostap Monkewich, Nortel Networks Corporation.

Learning SDL is like learning any new language: it’s easier with examples. SDL Illustrated gives you at least one example for every SDL instruction, and shows you step-by-step how to model a simplified protocol stack, including encoding and segmentation of frames.

SDL is the Specification and Description Language standardized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It enables you to visually design models which can be checked and debugged using the powerful tools available today. SDL also allows full autocoding of your application, without having to write a single line of code, except when communicating with non-SDL parts or optimizing performance.

The book will help beginners become SDL-fluent. More advanced users can use it as a reference to learn through examples checked by a compiler how to master high calibre features such as inheritance or context parameters.

• 308 figures for in depth understanding of SDL syntax and behaviour
• Easy to read even for beginners
• All examples and SDL figures are compiled, except SDL-2000 parts not yet implemented
• Full coverage of SDL-92 and SDL-96
• Detailed presentation of SDL-2000 and of its UML-like features, and migration to SDL-2000