[27 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on StarUML | ]
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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[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.

[4 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on MetaEdit+ 5.1 Improves Graphical Domain-Specific Modeling | ]

MetaCase released a new, feature-rich version of its Domain-Specific Modeling and code generation tool, MetaEdit+®. MetaEdit+ 5.1 is aimed at expert developers who want to empower their team to generate efficient, complete code directly from domain-specific models.

[17 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on PTC Acquires Atego | ]

Three years after having acquired MKS, PTC complete its ALM offer for software development with the acquisition of Atego, the British developer of model-based systems and software engineering applications for approximately $50 million in cash.

[1 May 2014 | Comments Off on Sparx Systems Released Enterprise Architect 11 | ]

Sparx Systems has released the newest version of its flagship Enterprise Architect software, a versatile visual-modeling tool used worldwide by software developers, enterprise architects, business analysts and others involved in planning, designing and developing large corporate systems.

[1 May 2014 | Comments Off on Use Cases-Based Requirements Engineering Tool | ]

The use cases model is used to capture requirements. The use case model is a part of UML (Unified Modeling Language), a standardized design notation for the design and development of object-oriented software. Its simplicity in terms of notations and expressiveness makes it easier to use both by customers and developers.

[17 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Embarcadero Buys CA ERwin Data Modeling Tool | ]

Embarcadero Technologies announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CA Technologies industry-leading CA ERwin® Data Modeling solution. The acquisition will give Embarcadero a broader route to market through additional channel partners and a set of employees who stand to thrive in an organization that is closely aligned with CA ERwin’s core strengths.

[6 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Structure101 Allows Retrofitting of Software Architecture | ]

Structure101 Studio, combining the award-winning Structure101 and Restructure101 products, is now generally available. Structure101 Studio makes it feasible to discover, define, communicate, and enforce an architecture for an existing codebase, without major upfront surgery. Structure101 achieves this by letting the software architect construct an external model of the architecture while simultaneously mapping the model right into the code.