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Looking for a UML tool.

Jason Koonce
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Joined: Oct 30, 2010
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Hello everyone! I am extremely new to Java programming and just finished my first course in school. The school had us doing UML's for the course and Netbeans was a requirement for the course as well, but NetBeans no longer supports UML's. Other students in the course had company provided UML tools and I simply typed mine up in MS Word.

I was hoping for advice on a direction for a decent UML tool. I have been pursuing the Ranch here for a bit and really like the community so far! I am especially fond of your no-giving-away-answers to promote learning! Take care everyone and have a great day!


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Campbell Ritchie
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Welcome to the Ranch
I have used ArgoUML and liked it, but other people will have different opinions. I have also used Cay Horstmann's "Violet", and got that to work nicely. Horstmann links to other UML editors on the "Violet" page.
Jason Koonce
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Joined: Oct 30, 2010
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Thank you! I will check all of that out, including the "Violet" page!
Janeice DelVecchio
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I like StarUML


When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
Jason Koonce
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Very cool, thank you!
Campbell Ritchie
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Janeice DelVecchio wrote:I like StarUML
I looked on Google and found it here.
Paul Yip
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Joined: Nov 03, 2010
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Hi Jason,

I'd suggest red koda community as it's free for academic use. Easy to install and easy to use. When finished your diagram, you can copy & paste diagram to your MS word documents. You can download in here Free UML Tool

Campbell Ritchie
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Welcome to the Ranch Paul Yip, and I see Red Koda has had a new version issued today
Paul Yip
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Joined: Nov 03, 2010
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Hi Campbell,

Thank you. I hope you won't mind that I suggest Red Koda Community here as I'm the developer of it. Kind of conflict of interest. However, it's true that I use Red Koda at work. When I want to explain how the APIs works to customers/my colleagues, I'll create one or two sequence diagrams. I suggest Jason to use it because it's really cool!
Campbell Ritchie
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As long as you are open and forthright about your application.
Jason Koonce
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Joined: Oct 30, 2010
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Thanks everyone! I will definitely try out each one of these and give them all a nice test run to see which will work best for me.

Paul, I agree that as long as your open and honest about it, there is no conflict of interest! Your proud of your work and want to spread the word! I don't blame you a bit.

Again, thanks to everyone for the great suggestions! I see my life getting just a little bit easier already!
 
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