CRC card, UML tools for object-oriented development upgraded

October 07, 2006

Bernard Cole-October 07, 2006

Available from Excel Software are upgrades to development platforms based on the Windows or OS X operating systems, using Card-Responsibility Collaboration card and UML tools.

The updates to the QuickCRC and QuickUML are designed to enhance program development. QuickCRC Windows 3.0.3 or QuickCRC MacOSX 1.0.1 is used for agile modeling of object-oriented software using CRC cards.

QuickUML 2.0.1 for Windows or Mac OS X implements UML models with code generation. QuickHelp 2.0.5 for Windows or Mac OS X provides help authoring and deployment of application help on Windows 95 to XP, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Linux.

QuickCRC automates responsibility driven design with CRC cards and design scenarios. Class-Responsibility-Collaboration cards (CRC cards) are a brainstorming tool used in the design of object-oriented software. Proposed by Ward Cunningham, they are typically used when first determining which classes are needed and how they will interact.

Data for each object is into CRC cards or drag attributes, responsibilities or collaborations between cards for instant design changes. Design data can be exported to MacA&D, WinA&D or QuickUML to generate a UML model or CRC cards can be captured from source code with the MacTranslator or WinTranslator reengineering tools.

QuickUML is a UML design tool that supports a highly integrated, core set of UML models that can be applied to almost any object-oriented project. A design project is presented in a tabbed window that includes use cases, class diagrams, sequence diagrams, data dictionary and source code. C++, Java, Delphi and Objective-C code can be generated from the class model.

QuickUML implements a tightly integrated environment where each use case links to models and code and design changes are reflected across the project. The focus and ease-of-use of this tool makes it well suited for agile development methods and extreme programming.

A single license of QuickCRC is $295 and for QuickUML is $295 for Windows or Mac OS X. A free download is available to customers with the latest major release. Site licensing information, product descriptions and online ordering are now available.

Excel Software
Placitas, NM
(505) 771-3719

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