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I've been using MagicDraw from NoMagic for a long time and I've never ever touched other tools at all... NoMagic got great features and it can be integrated to JBuilder...

Can anyone suggest the UML tools which is better than MagicDraw?

Thanks a lot!!!

P.S., Mr.Ambler, if you are reading this thread, i would also like to ask your suggestion...
 
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If you search this forum for "UML tools", you'll find several lengthy threads where people list their preferred UML tools.

Personally, I don't draw much UML diagrams with CASE tools but when I do, I use Visual Paradigm, ArgoUML, or Microsoft Visio.

My absolute favorite would probably be a digital drawing board...
 
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Lasse,
Thanks for your suggestion...

Among the three tools that you listed above, I found out that Visual paradigm can be integrated with many IDEs, especially JBuilder that I'm using everyday... That one is interesting for me...

But it doesn't seem that MS Visio can be integrated to Java IDEs... and the link to ArgoUML is currently dead... I just would like to try something new on drawing UMLs...

Visual paradigm seems the best alternative for me... Thanks, Lasse...
 
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Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:
But it doesn't seem that MS Visio can be integrated to Java IDEs...

Well, personally I don't care much about having the UML drawing tool integrate with an IDE. Sometimes it's nice to be able to reverse engineer diagrams from your codebase but for most of my use of UML, it's not necessary.
 
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Just yesterday I needed to draw a high-quality diagram for a book chapter. I used http://www.umlet.com/ and I'm quite pleased with it.

It's also available as an Eclipse plugin.
 
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I personally liked Jude. It's free, simple, and easy to use.

What I liked best about Jude is the fact that you can put your classes in a package and see all packages. Not sure how I can explain this, but this is something that Rose does not do (to my knowledge). It's like looking at packages that are transparent (you can see classes inside it).

The reason why I like it is it helps me analyze the coupling between two packages and helps me repackage my classes so that I reduce the coupling.
 
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We are beta testing a tool called RSA(Rational Software Architect) it is integrated into RAD (Rational Application Developer) it is replacing WSAD, for us at least. I guess you can tell we are an IBM shop. RSA is pretty nice, I really like the tool, IMO much better than Rose.
What I heard was XDE is going away for J2EE development and RSA was going to be what Rational now recommends.
 
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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:
Just yesterday I needed to draw a high-quality diagram for a book chapter. I used http://www.umlet.com/ and I'm quite pleased with it.

It's also available as an Eclipse plugin.



Mr.Preuss,
I have had a look at the UMLet site that you provided above and found out that it can be used with Eclipse 3.0... That's cool... I usually use the UML drawing tools that can integrate with IDE, generate UML from the codes and vice versa...

But, for some people like Lasse, they do not need the tools that are integrated to an IDE... Mmm, I can see that it depends on individual's needs...

Thanks, anyway, for the link to UMLet...
 
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Have people stopped using Rational Rose?
 
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Have people stopped using Rational Rose?


No, not completely. I'm just avoiding it as much as I can...
 
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Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:

No, not completely. I'm just avoiding it as much as I can...



Is it because it is highlt priced? I want to know the reason
 
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Is it because it is highlt priced? I want to know the reason

No, it's not the price -- it would be the customer paying the license anyway. The reason why I tend to avoid using Rose is that it's a monster in terms of system requirements and it has a lot of... umm... "features" that I would gladly live without. In general, Rose makes it too difficult to "just draw a diagram" for my taste.
 
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Have people stopped using Rational Rose?



Never started using it.

I once had to use JTogether. It posed more problems than it solved.

I'm generally more a fan of "UML as sketch" than "UML as blueprint" - let alone "UML as programming language"...
 
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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:
I'm generally more a fan of "UML as sketch" than "UML as blueprint" - let alone "UML as programming language"...


+1 on that!
 
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Ilja,

Is UMLet a roubust tool? :roll:
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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