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[argouml-users] A joy to use? (not)

Author Andrea Aime <aaime at libero dot it>
Full name Andrea Aime <aaime at libero dot it>
Date 2002-11-25 14:00:00 PST
Message Hi everybody,
as you can see by the subject, I've sent this mail to complain about some
"features" of Argo. I am grateful that you provide this tool for free, and
if you have five minutes please listen to my opinion, even if it's not a
praise.
Usually UML modelling can start by two point of views:
- reverse engineering: you already have the sources, and are trying
  to understand and improve them. Looking from this point of view,
  you start from a design perspective and try to get a vision of the
  software architecture. The main problem here is that Argo is too
  slow importing the sources (well, try to compare it with Poseidon,
  the latter is much much faster, althougth still a bit annoying with
  my poor Athlon 700Mhz)...
- modeling a new application... well, this is where I really can't use
  Argo. Starting from an analysis perspective, what I ask the tool
  is to help me think about the model without filling in all the details,
  and not slowing me down because this would break concentration
  and line of thougth. Unfortunately, when you try to add a class and
  fill in some attributes, you have to use a lot the mouse and think
  about lots of details: it would be much better if I could simply fill
  in a list of attributes using only the keyboard (attribute1 <return>
  attribute2 <return> ... mmm, wait, maybe I should rename attribute1,
  ok, move up twice and change the name). This is easy to do with
  drawing tools like smartdraw, but then you get stuck at the analysis
  perspective, it's simply too complicated to go down and fill details,
  and there's no code generation...
What I'm asking for is the ability to use argo a bit more freestyle and
add keyboard shortcuts to speed up things, so to make the work
more fluid (I think a software architect should be at least a
decent programmer, so feel at home on the keyboard... IDE like
IntelliJ are so useful also because you can do almost everything
using the keyboard only...)
Best regards, and keep up with the good work :-)
Andrea Aime

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[argouml-users] A joy to use? (not) Andrea Aime <aaime at libero dot it> Andrea Aime <aaime at libero dot it> 2002-11-25 14:00:00 PST
     Re: [argouml-users] A joy to use? (not) kataka Jaap Branderhorst 2002-11-25 13:42:39 PST
     Re: [argouml-users] A joy to use? (not) Daniel Harding <dan at shadow101 dot com> Daniel Harding <dan at shadow101 dot com> 2002-11-25 13:46:41 PST
     Re: [argouml-users] A joy to use? (not) Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> 2002-11-26 01:00:12 PST
         [argouml-users] Association classes. Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> 2002-11-26 02:41:59 PST
             Re: [argouml-users] Association classes. mkl Markus Klink 2002-11-26 02:49:18 PST
                 Re: [argouml-users] Association classes. Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> 2002-11-26 02:55:32 PST
                     Re: [argouml-users] Association classes. mkl Markus Klink 2002-11-26 03:35:30 PST
                         Re: [argouml-users] Association classes. Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> 2002-11-26 03:39:55 PST
                             [argouml-users] Saving diagrams as graphics Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> 2002-11-26 03:47:45 PST
                                 Re: [argouml-users] Saving diagrams as graphics mkl Markus Klink 2002-11-26 04:36:46 PST
                                     Re: [argouml-users] Saving diagrams as graphics Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> 2002-11-26 05:53:01 PST
                                         Re: [argouml-users] Saving diagrams as graphics jim_evart jim hopper 2002-11-26 05:56:48 PST
                                         Re: [argouml-users] Saving diagrams as graphics mkl Markus Klink 2002-11-29 01:42:51 PST
                                 Re: [argouml-users] Saving diagrams as graphics jim_evart jim hopper 2002-11-26 05:54:01 PST
                                     Re: [argouml-users] Saving diagrams as graphics Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> 2002-11-26 05:59:40 PST
                                     Re: [argouml-users] Saving diagrams as graphics Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> 2002-11-26 07:45:49 PST
                                         Re: [argouml-users] Saving diagrams as graphics jim_evart jim hopper 2002-11-26 08:28:17 PST
                                             Re: [argouml-users] Saving diagrams as graphics Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> 2002-11-26 10:25:52 PST
                 Re: [argouml-users] Association classes. epdv Peter Nabbefeld 2002-11-26 04:05:11 PST
             Re: [argouml-users] Association classes. kataka Jaap Branderhorst 2002-11-26 03:00:10 PST
         Re: [argouml-users] A joy to use? (not) jim_evart jim hopper 2002-11-26 05:51:09 PST
             Re: [argouml-users] Analysis classes Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> Edward Kenworthy <edward at kenworthy dot info> 2002-11-26 05:54:47 PST
                 Re: [argouml-users] Analysis classes jim_evart jim hopper 2002-11-26 05:57:54 PST
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