Sparx has release a new version of Enterprise Architect. This tool is by far
the best software engineering tool available on the market today. I have been
using it as my primary tool for Enterprise and Software Architecture for
years now. If you have never checked it out, now is as good as time as any.
Below is some of the information about the product along with links to more
Enterprise Architect 10
Enterprise Architect 10 provides powerful new tools for user interface
simulation, impact analysis, improved model documentation, enhanced project
management and much more. New tools and technologies include SysML 1.3, GML,
Document Fragments and Profile Helpers for extending UML.
Enterprise Architect 10 Release Highlights:
User Interface: Designed to improve productivity Diagramming: Superior
visualization and traceability New Modeling Technologies: SysML 1... (more)
This book is THE book for the database beginner. It thoroughly covers design
principles and process, and it covers them in depth.
The book is broken into four parts, Part I: Relational Database Design, Part
II: The Design Process, Part III: Other Database Design Issues, and Part IV:
Part I starts with a chapter that gives the history of databases and the path
we took to get where we are. It continues with a chapter that covers the
reason to have a good design methodology and what the goal of the methodology
Chapter three is really cool for those just getting ... (more)
Let us say MS supports Silverlight for the next 10 years. That is great. But
that means nothing to the customers I work with. Microsoft's poor
communication over the past months built the coffin and BUILD put the nails
in it when it was not even listed as a product. I lost a contract about 9
months or a year ago because of Bob M.'s comments, rebooted two Silverlight
and one WPF project because of BUILD.
I just restarted planning a major initiative that was to include a WPF
interface, a Silverlight interface, an MVC interface, and an ASP.NET
interface. It was luckily only a few w... (more)
It was hard to imagine this book getter any better than it already was. I
guess that was because I never expected so many changes. This is the most I
have ever seen a new edition of a book change. If you own the second edition,
you will definitely want this new one. It is almost like another book.
The big case studies are gone. They have been replaced with a ton of new
material. If you don't own the first and second editions of the book, you can
get the case studies on the publisher's web site.
Below are the chapters in this third edition.
Part One. Introduction
1. What Is Software A... (more)
When I first started flipping through this book the diverse set of topics
threw me for a loop. Then I read the introduction where the authors say,
"This publication aims to provide development information on the
intermediate-to-advanced topics that are otherwise not worthy of standalone
books. It’s not that the topics are uninteresting or lackluster, it’s
that they are not large enough topics."
This book covers a wide variety of topics, and it covers them in enough
detail that you have a good understanding of them by the end of the chapter.
Only Game Center and Core Data are cov... (more)