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I've used Rational Rose on a design team I participated on. It provided
great documentation reports provided you completed all the necessary
information when setting up your objects. We worked on version 3.0,
which was buggy as hell, so frequently we lost work and needed to
regroup. I suggest frequent saves.
> From: Chris Betterton[SMTP:ChrisB -at- SELECTST -dot- COM]
> Reply To: Chris Betterton
> Sent: Thursday, February 05, 1998 3:18 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Flow Chart Tools?
> Wendy Phillips wrote:
> For purposes of designing software, however, a developer would
> probably want to use a Computer Aided Engineering (CASE) tool that
> 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
> examples of CASE tools are Oracle's Developer 2000 (non-object
> 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
> One other tool that does ERD diagrams you might what to look at is
> 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
> (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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