Splitting Large UML Sequence Diagrams

A new feature introduced in UModel 2010 release 2 allows you to split large sequence diagrams when you reverse engineer existing Java, C#, or Visual Basic source code. What are the advantages of splitting a sequence diagram, and how should you decide to split or not? Obviously, a single diagram makes it easy to examine in one view all the interactions that occur during the execution of a class operation. On the other hand, a large, complex diagram can be cumbersome to view, navigate, analyze, and print in a readable format. Fortunately, UModel 2010r2 makes it quick and easy to experiment. After you generate your sequence diagram, if you don’t like the results, just click the Undo button and you can create a new variation by choosing different options in the Sequence Diagram Generation dialog. Or, you can even apply the Generate Sequence Diagram feature more than once to the same class operation, and maintain multiple versions of the sequence diagram in your model. For instance, if you plan to modify the existing code, you might want to keep a permanent record of the “before” and “after” editions to document your changes. We recently adapted our analysis of a bank ATM legacy application to create two new Technical Briefs in the Reference Library section of the Altova Web site, titled Analyze a Legacy Application with Altova UModel and Enhance a Legacy Application with Altova UModel. Enhancement of the code included adding a new method called getFinalOkay directly in the original source code file for the Withdrawal class. When we completed the round trip by synchronizing our UModel project with the application code, the split version of the sequence diagram included a dedicated sub-diagram for the new method. The sub-diagram is automatically labeled with a note and hyperlinked to the main diagram. UML_sequence_diagram If you’re ready to see for yourself how a visual software model can help you work with your own legacy application, click here to download a fully-functional free trial of Altova UModel!

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XML: The Power Behind XBRL

Just yesterday my new article, “Robust XML Technologies Provide an Ideal Foundation for XBRL”, was posted on the Data Interactive blog – an excellent place to get XBRL insights from financial data and technology experts. My hope here was to underline the fact that, even though it adds a very powerful semantic layer, XBRL is still based on XML. XML lends not only the convenience of extensibility, but opens the door to a whole family of technologies including XSLT, XQuery, XPath, and more. Many of our readers are familiar with all of the power and flexibility that these languages provide – and, in fact, the widespread popularity of XML technologies means that someone in your organization probably is too. Check out the full article at http://hitachidatainteractive.com/ and let your XML developers take your data out for a test drive.

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New MapForce Online Training

If you’re not already familiar with MapForce, Altova’s award-winning graphical data integration tool, now’s the perfect time! Altova has just released a new MapForce course as part of its line of free online training modules. The new course has been completely updated with comprehensive data mapping training for beginning, intermediate, and advanced users and includes step-by-step tutorials, evaluation exercises, and a chance to work with mapping files and functions that meet a broad range of needs. data_integration_thumb So roll up your sleeves, download a free 30-day trial of MapForce, go to our training page, and get your hands dirty with some powerful visual data transformation from Altova!

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XMLSpy 2010 日本語版のご案内

XMLSpy 2010 は、バージョン 2010 の Altova 製品としては初めての日本語版製品となります。新たに日本語化された XMLSpy XML エディターは部分的に翻訳されていた既存のバージョンを置き換え、ユーザは英語ならびにドイツ語版で既に利用可能な XML に関する全ての編集、変換、そしてデバッグといったパワフルな機能を利用することができます。 XMLSpy 2010 は完全に翻訳された初めての日本語版製品となりますが、他の製品の日本語版も数か月中にリリースを予定しており、その後日本語のリファレンスマニュアルならびにウェブサイトが続くことになります。地域化サービスを社内で行うことで、日本市場に対する我々のコミットメントを示し、削減した経費を顧客に還元します。 XMLSpy 2010r2 を既にお使いのお客様は、既存のキーコードを入力することにより全ての言語のバージョンでロックの解除を行うことができます。または、30日間の無料トライアル版の XMLSpy 2010 をダウンロードすることで、バージョン 2010r2 で利用可能な全てのパワフルな機能を使用することができます。 Downlaod Japanese versions of Altova software XMLSpy バージョン 2010r2 はネイティブ64ビットへの対応を含め、多数のスピードならびにパフォーマンスの向上が図られています。100MB以上の XML ファイルを使った作業を行う場合、64ビットのオペレーティングシステムに最適化されたスピードとパフォーマンスの恩恵にあずかることができます。新しい64ビットバージョンの XMLSpy 2010 にて非常に巨大なファイルを使った作業を行う際には、マシンに搭載されているメモリの容量が唯一の制限になります。 日本語版の Altova XMLSpy 2010r2 には現在スタンダード、プロフェッショナル、そしてエンタープライズエディションが用意され、価格は149ユーロ (約18,200円) からになり、現在 Altova Online Shop または小売店を通してお求め頂けます。 Introducing XMLSpy 2010 Japanese Language Edition XMLSpy 2010 is the first product in Altova’s all-new Version 2010 Japanese product line. The new fully localized Japanese edition of the XMLSpy XML editor replaces the previous partially translated version and allows you to take advantage of the same powerful functionality available in XMLSpy’s English and German counterparts for editing, transforming, and debugging XML-related technologies. XMLSpy 2010 is the first product to be completely translated but we have plans to release Japanese language versions of our other products in the coming months, followed by Japanese reference manuals and a Japanese Web site. Our decision to bring the localizations services in-house demonstrates our commitment to the Japanese market, and allows us to pass that cost savings on to you, our customers. Current XMLSpy v2010r2 customers can now unlock any language version using your existing key code, or download a free trial of XMLSpy 2010 to begin using all of the powerful new functionality available in Version 2010r2. Download Japanese versions of Altova software XMLSpy Version 2010r2 delivers several new speed and performance enhancements, including a native 64-bit version that allows you to take advantage of the speed and performance optimizations associated with 64-bit operating systems while processing XML files that are 100 MB or larger. With the new 64-bit version of XMLSpy 2010, the only limitation for working with very large files should be the available memory on your machine. The Japanese language version of Altova XMLSpy 2010r2 is currently available in Professional and Enterprise Editions and is available for purchase now from the Altova Online Shop or through your preferred reseller.

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