SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: Dynamic documentation (was
Re: SIGIA-L: Dynamic documentation (was Adventures in XML in VISIO)
From: Anders Ramsay (anders_at_andersmatic.com)
Date: Sat Mar 02 2002 - 13:11:57 EST
Thanks for the lead. This system appears promising, and since I use Visio,
I'm stuck in Windoze world anyway. However, it appears that use of Visual
Studio would commit the entire team to this platform, which of course may
not be desirable. Also, it seems (and I'm not sure about this) that the
system is primarily intended for designing products to be deployed using
some flavor of XML.
A basic idea of the documentation system I have in mind is that the data is
in a broadly portable format. The objective is to **maximize integration**
of documentation data with other project systems (incidentally, this seems
to be a tenet of a parallel thread on the list right now - 'Nip and tucking
web pages.') Unfortunately, Windows products don't have a great track
record of making its data easily accessible to non-windows systems.
Has anyone on the list had experience working with this product?
On 3/1/02 7:03 PM, Ziya Oz at ZiyaOz_at_earthlink.net wrote:
> Anders Ramsay wrote:
>> This is certainly not a complete solution, but I would be very interested in
>> learning if anyone is aware of something like this in existence, or can
>> propose other solutions to the problem(s) I propose.
> If you can live in the Windows-only world, have a look at Visual Studio
> Visually Design XML Web Services and Applications
> Use a complete set of Microsoft Visio®based modeling capabilities to create
> and communicate application architecture, business requirements, database
> design, and business processes. Architects can use UML models to specify
> application architecture and functionality. From those models, they can
> reduce development time by directly generating classes, functions, and
> methods in Microsoft Visual C++® .NET, Microsoft Visual Basic® .NET, and
> Microsoft Visual C# .NET. Developers can also document existing application
> code by reverse engineering Visual Basic .NET, Visual C++ .NET, and Visual
> C# .NET projects to create architectural designs and models and to share the
> models with the rest of their team.
> Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect provides full end-to-end support for
> database modeling, including conceptual, logical, and physical views.
> Business analysts can easily enter business rules using the Fact Editor,
> which in turn generates an underlying database model that can be refined by
> a database analyst into logical and physical views. Full roundtrip
> engineering guarantees that changes made at any of the views will be
> reflected throughout, improving communication across the development team.
> Business processes can be defined and orchestrated using a full-featured
> version of Microsoft BizTalk Server designed for developers. This makes it
> easier to compose applications from existing functionalitywhether that
> functionality is internal or external to an organization.
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