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Reverse Engineering in IBM Rational Rose

Amit Mathur
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Joined: Jan 22, 2002
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I could reverse engineer java code using rational rose, but how do we get the complete class/use case dig etc for all the packages !!?

for ex, can we generate use case dig for the complete package at one go?

i am having to drag and drop one class at a time in the use case view...but its a very tedious exercise..

i am using Rose version 7.7.0204.3001.

Thanks in advance!


amit
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
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Reverse engineering is pretty effective for the static model. The tool can understand which classes extend or depend on each other.

They are less good at the dynamic model. I haven't seen anything that does a good job of recreating object interaction or sequence diagrams. Higher level concepts like use cases and actors are just not (necessarily) in the code so I wouldn't expect any success in reversing those.

Reverse engineering often includes WAY too much detail. When making our own models we usually "abstract away" the unimportant details to reveal the important bits and the tools don't know the difference. I'd rather reverse engineer with pencil & paper most times.


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