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Anonymous
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What are the best tools for UML modeling? What features do they offer...code creation...??
 
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IMHO, Rational has the best suite of products.
 
daniel schulken
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try gdpro it will set you back 3000 though or you could try argouml its free.
 
daniel schulken
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gdpro offers reverse code generation and foward code generation
argo offers foward code generation (bearly)but it is there
 
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I like Rational Rose for UML modeling. The user interface takes a little getting used to, but it more than makes up for it as a modeling tool. Great tool for building large models and keeping the various parts consistent with one another. It supports all sorts of interesting extensions if you are wiling to use its VBScript style scripting language. Very reasonable support for group development. As of 2000, it has pretty good forward and reverse engineering capabilities. Also, it allows you to publish models to HTML.
I have not tried TogetherJ or any of the other tools, so I can't compare...
Hope it helps
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John Wetherbie
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Does Argo handle sequence diagrams yet? When I checked a few months ago it didn't. Guess I should wander out to their site again...
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daniel schulken
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no not yet
 
Aaron Anderson
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Togethersoft has an excelent UML modeling tool that does absolutely everything you need. UML modeling,documentation, metrics, debugging, EJB deployment, everything.
 
shivani anand
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Their are many tools but I think Rational rose is most popular one.

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Vivek Viswanathan
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Hi
I have used TogetherJ , since I have the evaluation copy of the same I can just generate Class Diagram with it. I find TogetherJ very nice, particualy while using it with Java, How does Rational Rose compare to it, does RR have runtime code display as in the case of TogetherJ where in , when I change the function in the class Diagram the Code changes accordingly, moreover, does Rational Rose give Java Doc integration into the code as TogetherJ give. All this some more points will help me decide if I have to continue with TogetherJ or RR. I will be using these tools since I am planning to give my Architect Examinaton.
Thanx
 
Peter Gragert
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Info from our information department:
RR and Together are usefull both.
Together does some changes direct and automatically:
change code changes (class) diagrams too
or
change a diagram the corresponding code is changed correspondingly.
 
karl koch
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hi all
this thread was dead a while...some time passed by some new tools/versions on the market.
i found this list:
objectsbydesign
it lists many uml tools. unfortunately there is no rating.
if been using togetherJ version 6 a lot. now i work in a company who probably cant afford this (as its 3500$ + as i recon). if there is a tool out there that would do it for around 1000$...would be nice.
here is what i need:
- uml -> java and vice versa
- class, sequence, use case, state, colaboration diagrams (i dont mind having support for more :-) )
any ideas ? thanks for sharing your thoughts.
karl
[ December 17, 2002: Message edited by: karl koch ]
 
Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by karl koch:
here is what i need:
- uml -> java and vice versa

What for?

any ideas ?

Well, my favorite UML tool still is the whiteboard. Seriously!
 
karl koch
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hi ilja
well, when your in the same office probably nothing beats the whiteboard. we are separated in different citys so a whiteboard wont do.
uml->java: because it is comfortable....but creating some skeletons from class digrams doesnt save weeks, i agree.
java->uml: to have changes in the code reflected in the diagrams (eg. attributes you missed in the diagram)...
excuse me now. going to buy a whiteboard :-)
karl
 
David Hibbs
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Originally posted by Aaron Anderson:
Togethersoft has an excelent UML modeling tool that does absolutely everything you need. UML modeling,documentation, metrics, debugging, EJB deployment, everything.

They haven't publicized it yet, but they also have a plug-in for eclipse/WSAD for this. They demonstrated the plug-in for us, and it looked very nice, providing the features that you look for while leaving out all the extra "IDE" that comes with TogetherJ, which I didn't like.
FWIW, I've used both Together and RR. I couldn't stand RR. Fortunately, the management above me has the same love of RR that I do.
 
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Daniel, it seems that you are not update.
GdPro is now known as
Describe.
There is also
Softeam's Objecteering which I quite like. There is a free download for Personal Edition.
W.
 
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Originally posted by karl koch:
well, when your in the same office probably nothing beats the whiteboard. we are separated in different citys so a whiteboard wont do.

Uhh - I would still like to meet with those guys for some critical design sessions. For a commercial project, I would expect even airline tickets to be more cost effective than "purely distributed collaboration"...
And I would even prefer using a whiteboard and sending photographs to my coworkers over using a CASE tool - but that might just be me...

uml->java: because it is comfortable....but creating some skeletons from class digrams doesnt save weeks, i agree.

It is even my experience that a diagram seems to be either optimized for communication *or* code generation, never for both. That is because you need different levels (and types) of detail for those purposes - in fact the details should even differ depending on what you currently want to communicate, shouldn't they?

java->uml: to have changes in the code reflected in the diagrams (eg. attributes you missed in the diagram)...

As I said above, I typically don't want *all* attributes to be reflected in a diagram, so I would have to maintain that anyway.
All of the above might be heavily influenced by me tending to refactor very much and often, though.

excuse me now. going to buy a whiteboard :-)

 
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