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[12 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on Measuring UML Sequence Diagrams Size and Complexity | ]

In this blog post, Jürgen Wüst discusses the size and complexity of UML sequence diagrams. He describe and define a basic set of simple size and complexity measures for UML 2.x sequence diagrams.

[18 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Metrics for UML Class Diagrams | ]

The demand for increased software quality has resulted in quality being more of differentiator between products than it ever has been before. For this reason, software developers need objective and valid measures for use in the evaluation and improvement of product quality from the initial stages of development. Unified Modeling Language (UML) class diagrams are a key artifact in the development of object-oriented (OO) software because they lay the foundation for all later design and implementation work. It follows that emphasizing class diagram quality may significantly contribute to higher quality …

[13 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Calculating the Metrics of UML Class Diagrams | ]

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a de facto standard notation for software documentation, effective design metrics increasingly must work with UML diagrams as input. Some tools have the ability to calculate design metrics from UML diagrams, but this activity can benefit from relying on Web services created with an open-source solutions to calculate the metrics. This article describes how to use a Web Service for Calculating the metrics of UML class diagrams. The authors present a Web service that they have created. It uses SOAP messages, typically conveyed using …