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Passed part1 and working on part 2/3

 
Hong Gao
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Just passed part 1 of 1Z0-807 with score of 75%. My recommendation is it will be a great help to refer to mock exam paper but you really need to understand the answers. The mock exam does narrow down and put limitation on exam scope. Not all answers are accurate, however. You need to have healthy doubt and search for accurate answer from various sources. This reassurance is actually a good learning experience, not only help you to re-read preparation material, but drive you to explore further. No any guidebook is enough or can guarantee you the pass.

Now I am working on part2 of assignment. I am required to submit the deliverables accepted as HTML documents only, and each diagram must be UML compliant.

What is the HTML and/or UML editor(s) for this purpose?

Can I start with word documents, then paste or format into HTML standard?
 
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Hong,
Congrats on part 1!

I'm not sure why you'd want to start with Word. I'd think you'd want to start with UML and just plain text notes.
 
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Jeanne,

Thanks for your response!

Can you recommend the UML editor for class diagram, component diagram, deployment diagram, sequence/collaborative diagram?

When these diagrams are ready, can they be saved as HTML documents?

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Hey hong,

Congratulations on Part 1 !

I use StarUML (http://staruml.io/) for Class, Sequence and Deployment diagrams. It is pretty good tool for modeling, and although is a commercial software , it is has unlimited unrestricted fully functional trial period.
StarUML cannot draw UML2.0 - compliant component diagrams, so I use Visual Paradigm (visual-paradigm.com) community edition for my component diagram.

Both tools are pretty good. StarUML is arguably a bit simpler, with fewer options of formatting/aligning/copy-pasting/otherwise beautifying your elements, but in its basic trial version it has no restrictions of any kind, including the number of diagrams per project.
Visual Paradigm is very advanced, but community edition only allows you to have one diagram of each type per project, and some other limitations, which frankly I do not remember.

You should probably spend a day or two and try them both, and then choose what you like.
 
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Congrats on part 1.

In fact I also passed part 1 recently. For the UML tool, I have been looking at Modelio which seems ok so far, still learning.

I have heard about StarUML and Visual Paradigm but read some reviews about their user-friendliness, haven't tried it so can't comment much.

All in all, it depends on what OS you are using. Some tool works better on say Windows than Linux or vice versa. Some tools just support one OS.

I chose Modelio because it supports on all platforms (Win, Linux, Mac), UML 2 compliant diagrams, able to do most of those diagrams if not all.
 
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Congrats on getting part 1 done.

You can read about my analysis of the different UML tools in this blog post. I test drove StarUML, JDeveloper, and Visual Paradigm. Just like Mike, I ended up using Visual Paradigm. It was the most complete tool of the ones I tried. Other than that, I wrote HTML as this is what's required. For this you can pick any HTML editor you like, but I ended using IntelliJ since I was familiar with it.

Good luck,

Andres
 
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Hi. Congratulations on part 1 =]

For UML diagrams I used Astash. That was the only tool that I was used to. I tried StarUML but I didn't like it.
For the documentation I'm using a word document, because I think it's easier to edit while I do my assignment. It has good graphic resources and spell check (important to me since I'm not a native english speaker). When I finish it I'm going to put in HTML format (not export, because Word's exportation to html is very dirty).

@Andres Olarte - I read in your blog that you provided a package diagram. Did you split your class diagram?
Thanks.

 
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Antonio,

I did not split my class diagram. I only created the package diagram as an overview, so that grader could have a high level view between the dependencies between the code packages.

Andres
 
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