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jay roy
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Joined: Nov 16, 2006
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Hi guys
I have Rational Software Architect 6.0 (from IBM) installed in my system and i am planning to use that to draw UML diagrams for SCEA. RSA is an excellent tool for drawing UML diagrams. however ,I want to know if thats a good option for the SCEA exam.

anyone who can share their experience will be appreciated

Gabriel Buheler
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Joined: Apr 21, 2004
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I think as long as it is UML 2.0 compliant, is perfectly fine.

Of course, if you know how to use it (that's a PLUS).
Gigi D'Agostino

Joined: Apr 05, 2007
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Good choice, that's the one I used too plus a trial version of Visual Paradigm. I reviewed a few UML tools and you really get professional looking diagrams for no money with these two.

Good Luck!

Sandhya Lever
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Joined: Aug 15, 2005
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I used Jude community edition and found it quite good.

Lucy Hummel
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Joined: Apr 07, 2005
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I used for the exam Jude. I think it is quite okay. For business stuff I use Rational. I think both are good choices for drawing the UML diagrams that Sun wants to have.

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jay roy
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Joined: Nov 16, 2006
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hi guys

thanks for all the responces, i appreciate it

gigi, what is " Visual Paradigm " used for. Never heard of it. Is it used along with RSA?

naga sekhar

Joined: Apr 28, 2007
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The assignment itself says that the diagrams must be UML complaint, but doesn't say that it should be UML 2.0 Please correct me if I am wrong.

The Jude community edition and RSA 6.0 doesn't support UML 2.0
So I am curious as UML 2.0 complaint is necessary or not? Can any one advice on this?

I also have question regarding Component diagrams. I want to draw the component diagrams just by using JSPs/Servlets/Business delegates, EJB's, etc, as the deliverables in the assignment say that we need to show these diagrams.

So is there a problem with this approach? And can you also point few references in this regard?

jay roy
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Joined: Nov 16, 2006
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>>>>and RSA 6.0 doesn't support UML 2.0

Nope , thats not correct. RSA does support UML2.0.
see this

I am not sure what the answer is regarding your question on component diagrams. may be someone who has given the exam will be able to answer the question.
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