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What is ArgoUML ?
ArgoUML is an UML diagramming application written in Java and released under the open source Eclipse Public License. By virtue of being a Java application, it is available on any platform supported by Java. ArgoUML does not yet completely implement the UML standard.
ArgoUML was originally developed at UC Irvine by Jason E. Robbins, leading to his Ph.D. It is now an open source project hosted by Tigris.org. The ArgoUML project now includes more than 19,000 registered users and over 150 developers.
In 2003, ArgoUML won the Software Development Magazine's annual Readers' Choice Award in the “Design and Analysis Tools” category.
ArgoUML development has suffered from lack of manpower. For example, Undo has been a perpetually requested feature since 2003 but has not been implemented yet.
All 9 UML 1.4 diagrams supported though not yet implemented. Only class diagram and use-case diagrams are more or less fully implemented. Closely follows the UML standard. Platform independent – Java 1.5+. Click and Go! with Java Web Start (no setup required, starts from your web browser). Standard UML 1.4 Metamodel. XMI support. Export diagrams as GIF, PNG, PS, EPS, PGML and SVG. Available in ten languages: EN, EN-GB, DE, ES, IT, RU, FR, NB, PT, ZH. Advanced diagram editing and zoom.
graphical software design environment that supports the design. Ada. with less mature modules. design and development of software applications. One project is composed of a model plus diagram information. Reverse engineering / JAR/class file import. Main features: Open standards: XMI. . Extensible modules interface. Delphi and SQL). Weaknesses Partial undo feature (working for graphics edits) No support for UML 2 How to use ArgoUML ? ArgoUML is a powerful yet easy-to-use interactive. Python. ArgoUML works according the following principles: Project. Built-in design critics provide unobtrusive review of design and suggestions for improvements. development and documentation of object-oriented software applications. it shows an empty class diagram on which you can add various objects. OCL support. opportunistic design. which allows extending or customizing. PHP 4. If you are familiar with a family of software applications called Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools then you should find ArgoUML instantly familiar. business analysts. Cognitive features like: reflection-in-action. systems analysts and other professionals involved in the analysis. The users of ArgoUML are software designers & architects. software developers. comprehension and problem solving ArgoUML Principles When ArgoUML starts. Ruby and. Forward engineering (code generation supports C++ and C#. Java. PHP 5. SVG and PGML 100% Platform independent thanks to the exclusive use of Java Open Source.e. Model and Diagram The file operations save and open one project at a time. i. everything you can edit within the ArgoUML window.
and you can use the quick-links that appear when hovering over a selected object to create new objects connected to the already present objects. Hence. Most objects can be added to a diagram and removed from a diagram without deleting it from themodel! Select an object on a diagram. The upper right part of ArgoUML shows the current diagram (one at a time).". etc. which is by the menu "Tools" -> "Export as XMI. you can drag objects from the explorer and drop them onto a diagram. their location. in toolbars. Once removed. There is a way to only save the modelinformation though. the shapes (presentation) used to represent the various UML ModelElements.e. when generating programming code with an external tool that understands XMI. The upper left part of the ArgoUML window shows a tree model of diagrams and objects. Some ModelElements appear on multiple diagrams. The functionality of ArgoUML can be activated in the menu.The model may contain many objects (ModelElements) which form the complete UML description of the system you are describing. This view can be adapted to your needs by filtering the objects that are shown. All diagrams have toolbars at the top which are used to create objects on the diagram. In the File menu you can store the project or open another project instead. Alternatively. color. Hence. i. i. All ModelElements might be present on a diagram. and then the menu item "Edit" -> "Remove from Diagram" clears the object from the diagram. Objects Select objects by left-clicking on them. An ArgoUML project also contains all diagram information.g. . which may be seen in the explorer. This may be explained by the possibility to generate programming code from the model .you do not need any diagrams for this. but this is not required. Many of these functions work on the selected objects. You can drag and drop the objects in the diagrams. Overview of the window The top of the window contains a menu bar with commands available. or in pop-up menus when right-clicking above an object. and the structure in which they are shown. This may be usefull e. and item can be added back to the diagram (or any other diagram for that matter) by selecting it in the explorer and selecting the item "Add to Diagram" in the right-click pop-up menu. the tree structure at the left hand side.e. saving and opening projects retains all this information.. but the object remains intact in the model. the model that is stored in ArgoUML is independent of the contents of the diagrams.. some on one or none.
Screenshot of ArgoUML . The lower left part contains a list of all ToDo items for this model.The lower right part contains various details of the currently selected object: You select the object in one of the upper levels and choose what details you want to examine using the tabs.
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