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General Board / Model Document
« on: August 16, 2007, 09:06:35 pm »
I have followed the instructions for model documents in the help file but when I generate an .rtf report I get details of the model document class itself not the packages I have included in the class.

Probably obvious but enlighten me :-)

General Board / Package Security
« on: August 16, 2007, 09:09:06 pm »
I have a single shared repository (project) with version control enabled.  Is there any way I can hide the content of certain packages from certain users?  

The packages might contain commercially sensitive information that I don't want contractors, customers, vendors etc seeing?

General Board / Apologies
« on: August 16, 2007, 09:04:57 pm »
When I search this forum and follow a link to one of the threads it seems to be impossible to return to the search results without re-entering the search criteria.

This makes good forum etiquette difficult and I apologise in advance if the enxt two quireis I post have been answered numerous times - I don't have the time or the will to type my search string in numerous times.

General Board / Announce
« on: October 02, 2006, 07:10:23 pm »
"Tips trick and traps" page for EA at

Phil Robinson

General Board / Alternatives to RUP
« on: September 20, 2002, 12:04:12 am »
We got to discussing alternatives to RUP in the EJB and UML thread

I promised to post some alternative approaches to using RUP and decided to start a new thread with it - enjoy.


OPEN Process Framework
An ideal companion for EA.  Bad news - requires a fee for commercial use.  Good news - the fee is US$99 :-)
This site requires a bit of exploration before you realise just how good it is.  You get a 30 day evaluation for free.

MBASE Electronic Process Guide
USC Center for Software Engineering
Guru (but not Amigo) Barry Boehm is behind this framework.  There are lots of good papers and other stuff here as well.

German Government's V-Model
A more traditional appraoch but this site has the whole life-cycle methodology available online.  The methodology is in the public domain.

Unified Process (The Book)
The text book contains enough details for most experienced people to design their own light weight process.  However, things like Project Management, Configuration Management, Quality etc are missing.  These are some of the things that the 'R' in RUP adds to the UP.

Extreme Programming
Probably needs no introduction...  (Someone want to start a new thread on the role of EA and XP?)

Software Engineering Body of Knowledge
Provides a brief but authorative description of each of the software engineering "disciplines" with extensive references.

Project Management Body of Knowledge
Extensive description of the project management discipline.  Used to be able to download the entire manual, now only some sections are available for download.  Can purchase full manual at reaonable cost.

Software Capability Maturity Model
While it has come in for a lot of criticism recently, the CMM does provide lots of "best practice" pointers if you use it soley as a reference (achieveing accreditaion is a different matter).  Various manuals can be downloaded for free.

General Board / PHP Code Generation
« on: February 02, 2004, 08:56:08 pm »
Anyone else tried the new PHP code generation?

It doesn't seem to work for me - just generates a balnk file.  The code templates are all blank as well.

Using build 659 - any ideas?


General Board / Clipping on Diagrams
« on: March 19, 2003, 06:37:24 pm »
Does anyone else still get clipping problems on diagrams when cutting and pasting?

I cut and paste to Powerpoint and sometimes get the edges of the diagram clipped.

My solution is to surround the diagram with a white boundary element.  This ensures nothing is clipped but does not appear on my Powerpoint slide.

BTW I have been producing prenetation quality graphis using EA and choosing suitable colour for diagram elements etc etc.  I may even uninstall Visio some day... :o


General Board / Syncronising replicas and Lost Information
« on: September 24, 2002, 12:45:02 am »
We seem to be occasionally losing information when we syncronise replicas.  I have seen mention of this before on this board.

A bit disconcerting as we are really hammering the product and it is holding up well in every other respect.

Anyone else have any experience?  Comments from Sparx?


Uml Process / Announce Open UP and EPF Composer
« on: August 17, 2007, 06:57:14 pm »
A quick search suggests that no one else seems to have mentioned this so here goes.

Eclipse have released and "open source" version of the Unified Process "Open UP".

The process can be customised using the companion EPF Composer tool which is based on the Eclipse framework.

I am not associated with eclipse but thought the tools would be of interest to the EA community.

Uml Process / Proposed Product Oriented Nature of This Forum
« on: December 18, 2002, 01:55:30 am »
Hi everyone,

Here is a proposal for organising this forum.  I suggest that we start a thread for each of the work products that can be produced with EA.

For example,

Process diagram
Class diagram
Use case diagram and use case narrative
Collaboration diagram

Under each thread people post advice on the process followed to create the diagram, reason for the diagram, quaity measures etc etc.

The 'Use Case Cookbook' thread is shaping up as a useful use case thread.

Also think that we will be needing a process FAQ at some point as the wisdom accumulates?

What do people think?

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