[27 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on StarUML | ]

StarUML is modeling software that runs on Windows with an open source license and supports the Unified Modeling Language (UML) modeling notation. Based on UML version 1.4, StarUML allows using eleven different types of diagram, accepting UML 2.0 notation. It supports actively the Model Driven Architecture (MDA) approach implementing the UML profile concept and allowing to generate code for Java, C# or C++.

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[1 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Sparx Systems, developer of Enterprise Architect, has announced the release of its new Pro Cloud Server, WebEA and OSLC based RESTful API, which together enable Enterprise Architect repositories to be hosted in the Cloud or on a Corporate Intranet, providing instant optimized web based access from browsers, mobile devices, Enterprise Architect and other network based devices.

[23 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Hackolade Introduces First Data Modeling Software Tool For Couchbase NoSQL Databases | ]

Hackolade, the pioneer for data modeling for NoSQL and multi-model databases, announced the introduction of the first data modeling software tool for the Couchbase NoSQL database community. This software is compatible with Couchbase versions 4.0 through the latest 4.6 release. Standard features of Hackolade, already popular with NoSQL database users, have been adapted to support the specifications of Couchbase.

[5 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Sparx Enterprise Architect 13 Beta Released | ]

With the modelling strength and flexibility of UML 2.5, combined with a rich toolset, Sparx Enterprise Architect (EA) 13 Beta is a model driven, team-based, lifecycle development platform. This beta release includes hundreds of new enhancements and technologies for distributed agile modelling and design, cloud-based project management and integrated simulation, software and database engineering.

[5 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on No Magic Partners with Jama | ]

No Magic and Jama Software have announced a partnership. This partnership results from the increasing demand on organizations to connect teams within an ecosystem of tools and processes specific to requirements solicitation and design.

[24 May 2016 | Comments Off on Lucidchart Releases UML Sequence Diagram Markup Tool | ]

Lucid Software, the company behind the bestselling online diagramming app Lucidchart, has announced the release of the UML Sequence Markup tool as a feature now available in Lucidchart.

[4 Feb 2016 | Comments Off on Data Modelling is Data Governance | ]

Data modelling is considered a staple in the world of data management. The skill of the data modeler and their knowledge of the business plays a large role in successful Enterprise Information Management across many organizations. Data modeling requires formal accountability, attention to metadata and getting the business heavily involved in data requirement development. These are all traits of solid Data Governance programs.

[13 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Replacing User Stories with Use Cases | ]

Use Cases are a classical format used in UML to describe user scenarios and document requirements. They have been mostly replaced by user stories when software development teams adopt Agile approaches like Scrum. This article by Paul Raymond discusses how classical use cases can be use to expand user stories during requirements elicitation in Scrum sprints.

[27 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Using UML with the NetBeans IDE | ]

This video provides a quick overview of the UML plugin for NetBeans created by the Open Source Software Development Center at the University of Belgrade. The UML Plugin for NetBeans is based on Visual Library. The aim of this project is to create handy, easy-to-use tool for developers that will support the basic and most needed set of features.

[20 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Modelio 3.3.0 Released | ]

The Modelio development team is pleased to announce the Modelio 3.3.0 release. Some evolutions, fixes and improvements have been made and new features have been added to the UML modeling tool.

[8 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Modelling in Agile | ]

Modelling is rarely at the forefront of discussions when looking at agile and the agile way of working. This is surprising because it has so many benefits with respect to communication and understanding.