Re: Flow Chart Tools?

Subject: Re: Flow Chart Tools?
From: Chris Betterton <ChrisB -at- SELECTST -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 09:18:18 -0000

Wendy Phillips wrote:
For purposes of designing software, however, a developer would
probably want to use a Computer Aided Engineering (CASE) tool that helps
him/her create Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs). (An ERD is a type
of flowchart that specifies the relationships between entities,
attributes, and relationships in a software/business system.) A couple
examples of CASE tools are Oracle's Developer 2000 (non-object oriented)
and Rational Rose (object-oriented). I haven't used any CASE tools
personally (yet) so I'm afraid I can't offer a recommendation on which
is best for what. Are they any Techwhirlers on the list who can make a

One other tool that does ERD diagrams you might what to look at is SELECT
SE. I can't make an honest recommendation as I work for SELECT, but if
anyone is interested I can put them in touch with the appropriate people
(and send them some of it's excellent documenation <grin>)

Chris Betterton
chrisb -at- selectst -dot- com
Technical Author
SELECT Software Tools

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