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If you want to you can skip the blah blah blah of this post and go get it here is the link - StarUML (pls note workaround to quirky object naming is at the bottom)

 

Anyways, sometime last week I was looking for a UML modelling tool, and was looking for something that would be easy on the pocket. There is a few sites out there that have listings up of the various UML tools, if you google for them you will find them. Most of the ones that cost $0 weren't impressive at all, and then there was ArgoUml, thats a project of Tigris. I was making do with that since it was the best of the rest at the $0 price mark. Its runs on Java, and did its job, although user interface is a bit kludgy.

Then today a friend of mine asked me if I tried out StarUML. Curious as to how it stacked up against the others I downloaded and I am impressed, to me its much better than Argo. It accomodates for 3 modelling approaches, C# code generation, and has got a snappy interface.

One word of warning! All objects dragged on to the drawing surface by default have a quirky habbit of being named after one of the contributors to the project. The workaround is to delete/or edit the contributors.xml file that is in the installed directory.

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Cross-posted from tariqayad.com

Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2006 10:01 AM Programming | Back to top


Comments on this post: StarUML: Free UML Tool that is Actually Quite Good

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Enterprise Architect by Sparx Systems is hands down the best balance of easy on the pocket and functionality out there. (No, I am not associated with Sparx in any way.)

www.sparxsystems.com
Left by DJ on Dec 28, 2006 2:00 PM

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Thanks for the link DJ
Left by Tariq on Dec 28, 2006 2:29 PM

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Having used Enterprise Architect (EA) and StarUML for many years I would suggest you go with the free StarUML. EA is nice, but it really doesn't give you anything that StarUML doesn't do (in many cases) better.
Left by Lee Jensen on Dec 18, 2009 3:30 AM

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