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Any tools that help to get the big picture

 
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Hello,

I am new to Enterprise java programming so, I thought of asking this group: Are there any good tools for reverse engineering?

Im trying to get the big picture (in terms of code flows) of a project that I just got in. THe project mostly involves maintenance now but I would like to understand the big picture of course.

What are the best tools to "reverse engineer" the code? My idea would be something like a tool (preferably open source) that can create sequence diagrams(even if the project involves MDBs) or atleast class diagrams.

I work in Eclipse so the ideal tool would be a plugin in eclipse. But Id like to hear from this group whats worked for them(a particular analysis process for eg?)

thank you!
 
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I think that is too difficult a question for "beginning", so I shall move it.
 
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I have used a few tools to reverse engineer code but know of none in Eclipse. Here's what I have used:

- Borland Together
- Enterprise Architect
- Visual Paradigm

Most of the times you'd go for Class Diagrams. I'm not sure if other models can be achieved with the reverse engineering in these tools.

Good luck!
Wim
 
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Hi Jenna,
Green UML is neat eclipse plugin. One other choice would be Architexa
Apart from reverse engineering to get class or sequence diagrams, also consider writing unit / functional tests. It helps to understand a project faster

Vishwa
 
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These seem like solid leads to look into. Thank you for replying!
 
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