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Re: An Analysis Pattern for Inventories

From: Rich Bodo
Subject: Re: An Analysis Pattern for Inventories
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 15:39:40 -0800 (PST)

I use Dia too!  It's real handy.  Re:UML, I have also noticed:

Read in Dr. Dobbs that Eclipse is supported by the big guys,
i.e. Rational, as a good way to sell plugins.  Still wallowing in the
ghetto of structured design for most of my projects, so I haven't felt
the need to try them.  One day...


Rich Bodo | address@hidden | 650-964-4678

On Wed, 6 Mar 2002, Daniel E Baumann wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 02, 2002 at 10:40:19AM -0500, Neil Tiffin wrote:
> > At 9:21 PM -0500 3/1/02, Dirk Riehle wrote:
> > I think it would be fantastic if you wanted to bring patterns into
> > the GNUe project.  Our delay at this point are the tools to convert
> > the UML into usable form.  Without the tools, we will have to
> > maintain the pattern and the implementation separately.  My
> > experience indicates that one or the other will not be maintained
> > without the tools.  And since without tools we cant use the UML
> > directly I have in the past questioned where we will find the
> > resource to keep the UML accurate.
> There are already design patterns utilized in GNUe, just look in
> common and you'll see some being used.
> > Our UML tool is "dia". Our early discussions were centered around
> > taking UML from dia and somehow generating something that GNUe can
> > use internally.  That is still a great project for someone to take on.
> >
> > Any takers?
> What is really needed is some good CASE tools period. Like a Free
> equivalent to Rational Rose or something...there are a few of these
> out there, KUML, etc. I am not sure how functional they are
> now. However, using the lack of design skills as an excuse not to
> document your design in an industry standard and accepted way is
> crap. Is it a pain to have to keep docs up to date? Yes. What do I
> gain then form doing this extra work? You gain the ability to
> communicate your design more readily to would-be dvelopers thus
> reducing the learning curve and improving the understanding of the
> code. Thus, even without the necessary tools, you should go the extra
> mile in using UML to express your design. BTW, I don't expect to
> change anyone's mind here. I know how neil, et. al. feels...I just
> thought I would state my case and be done with it. (and yes I have
> used to crude design tools to creat UML diagrams and then used
> dia2code as a base, it is painful but at least you have some overall
> simplified picture of how things work which can be easily expressed to
> other developers). To wrap it up, the whole point of UML is to be able
> to 'communicate' your design to others. This is essential in any
> software project.
> Dan
> --
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> realists'' say that profit is the only ideal...just ignore them, and use
> copyleft all the same.
>       -- RMS
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