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Suggestions and Requests / Re: RAML
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:17:17 am »
A great guy by name Phil Tomlinson developed an MDG Addin for RAML and synchronisation of JSON. the video is on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzPYato5kCk
He made the tool available on Github.

Oddly I may have been working with him until recently and he never mentioned it :-)

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General Board / Re: How to become and Enterprise Architect.
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:41:56 pm »

Generally those titled Enterprise Architect are very entitled leading to poor engagement with the business and other architects :-)
To paraphrase Descartes:
"In titulo, ergo sum" - I am thus entitled, therefore I must be...

Paolo

I feel January is a bit too early in the year for that level of joke :-)

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General Board / Re: How to become and Enterprise Architect.
« on: January 18, 2018, 07:31:57 am »
(Argh. Wrote a longer answer and when sending my internet broke down.)

First: I'm not entitled "Enterprise Architect" but my resume will likely allow me to do so. My background: worked in bits and pieces up to large development projects, quite some analysis projects, project leader and of course architectural projects, not few of them being a mix of all. Soft factors: develop a model and fight for it, make the right compromises, know your strengths and seek for help where you are weak, focus but don't loose the overview.

Generally those titled Enterprise Architect are very entitled leading to poor engagement with the business and other architects :-)

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Apologies in advance, but my next question is related to the difference between the two SQL queries. Is there a way in an EA SQL query to test NULL as per the first Access Nz (ZZ.Alias) function and return something different? There appears to a isNull(xxxx) test, but is it possible to use it to output something other variable. I.e. ZZ.Name, when ZZ.Alias is null?

Paolo needs a trigger warning for any use of the word null :-)

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I'm not entirely sure what your question is, but floating licences work in perpetuity.  With each licence bought you get a support log on that works for a year, so cynically you only ever need to have one licence in maintenance to download the latest version to update your entire fleet.  It would be much nicer if an organisation had all of their licences under support.  As users of EA we have a vested interest in Sparx being a viable company that can afford to hire programmers able to add the extra features we want to the product.  Without revenue this can't happen.

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You can run your application in Session 0, your application will then execute EA in Session 0 too .  This runs the application at an elevated privilege and without any active user session.

Session 0 is unlikely to be a context that will authenticate against a database in a situation where you are using integrated security.

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: GUID of a diagram
« on: December 13, 2017, 07:32:15 am »
When I see #WC# all I can think of is the plan notation for water closet.

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General Board / Re: Element Text Alignment
« on: December 13, 2017, 07:30:10 am »
The Archimate shapes are a bit clunky.  They're certainly not the best shapescript Sparx has created.

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General Board / Re: We are dissapointed since Version 13
« on: December 07, 2017, 02:00:09 pm »
Using a miter saw :-/
At least the cuts were straight...   ::)
Paolo

I'm not sure if that would be a comfort.

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General Board / Re: Linking a Logical data model to database builder model
« on: December 07, 2017, 09:23:14 am »
My comment on that is tools that link the various models all tend to make the conceptual and logical models become shadows of a physical model.

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General Board / Re: We are dissapointed since Version 13
« on: December 07, 2017, 09:20:44 am »
I use Office very seldom [comments about quality/usability have been censored by myself]. But since introduction of the ribbon is use it even less. Probably less times than fingers are left on my left hand.

You have removable fingers?

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Bugs and Issues / Re: EA Trial on MacOS / wine / Core Dump!
« on: December 06, 2017, 01:06:14 pm »
Thanks for the suggestion on parallels, that I need to review. Also, I wonder why not Sparx System directly support MacOS? Why do I have to beat around the bush if EA Mac version is available?

I suspect that the revenue from a mac version would not support the development costs.  However if they are in a position to move to .Net core then multiple O/S versions will appear.

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General Board / Re: Labelled connectors
« on: December 05, 2017, 07:27:29 am »
Most diagramming conventions i'm aware of include the idea of labelled connections as a way of avoiding over-long connectors snaking across distant parts of a diagram. This includes UML-

As far as I can tell EA doesn't have this capability. That seems like a surprising omission. I've scanned the forum but haven't found any discussion of this point.

Perhaps right click on connector and choose virtualise connector end?

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Bugs and Issues / Re: EA 11 and Windows 10
« on: November 28, 2017, 07:22:28 am »
If you've already upgraded and are in a bind, as a holdover solution you might consider using a virtual machine. Oracle's VirtualBox is free for at least personal use (don't know about professional) and simple to set up. You can make it integrate pretty seamlessly with your local network and even your host desktop if you like.

Of course, you also need a Windows 7 license for this approach to work.

And potentially an unpatched Windows 7 installation.  From a security perspective it's a much better idea to upgrade EA.

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I'm not sure how different building a universal grammar and specialising UML actually would be.

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