Analyst 2009 Released
New modeling tool
capabilities support UML 2.1, Vista, and Windows 7
- December 21, 2009 Visible Systems announces a new edition of
its award winning modeling tool Visible Analyst. The new
edition of Visible Analyst enhances support for UML 2.1 modeling standards for
software and hardware engineering initiatives.
include support for two key diagram types: Component diagrams and the
Deployment diagrams. Component diagrams focus on the software components of a
system and Deployment diagrams support the hardware components of a system
The main purpose of the Component diagram is to visually show the structural
relationships between the components in a system. A component is an
autonomous, encapsulated element within a system that provides for one or more
interfaces. Typically components are larger design elements that will be
implemented using replaceable modules.
diagrams model the physical architecture of a system showing the relationships
between the software and hardware components in a system, as well as the
physical distribution of the processing. Deployment diagrams depict the static
view of the run- time configuration of processing nodes and the components that
run on those nodes. Deployment diagrams show the hardware for your system, the
software installed on that hardware, and the middleware used to connect the
disparate machines to one another. Deployment and component diagrams are
interrelated in that deployment diagrams are used to deploy the components from
component diagrams. Deployment diagrams control the performance, scalability,
maintainability, and portability of a system during the implementation phase of
Jesus Borrego of the School of Computer and Information Sciences at Regis
University commented that "Current public companies are being faced with
greater scrutiny with regards to governance and compliance. In order to meet
stringent regulations such as SOX and ITIL, IT departments are required to
provide current configuration diagrams. Visible Analyst supports these efforts
by providing deployment diagrams with real-time configuration of equipment and
software installed. The diagrams portray the hardware and software
configurations of nodes, including connectivity to other machines on the
network. These diagrams are very useful during internal and external audits for
COBIT, ITIL, SOX, and ISO."
variety of communities will benefit from the new enhancements to Visible
Analyst, including: enterprise architects, developers, system administrators,
implementation staffs, systems engineers, system production staffs. Enterprise
architects will find that component diagrams offer a very intuitive visual tool
to model their solutions. Developers will find component diagrams very useful
giving them a high level view of the system they will build. System
administrators will find component diagrams useful to see at the logical
software components that will run their systems. The implementation staff will
gain a basic understanding of the system being built. Systems engineers will
use deployment diagrams to visualize the hardware topology of their systems.
And, the system production staffs will heavily use deployment diagrams to model
the physical run time of their systems.
an IT instructor and co-author of the Shelly- Cashman Series Systems Analysis
and Design textbook, I'm very familiar with the Visible Analyst CASE tool. My
students find that working with graphical models and diagrams helps them learn
systems design skills.
we evolve from structured analysis to adaptive methodologies, a CASE tool like
VA can help keep us on course. Most IT professionals know that there is no
silver bullet. Rather than teach or write about the latest and greatest
development strategy, I believe that students need to focus on basics, use
various tools to visualize and design a system, and carry those skills with
them from the classroom to the workplace.
usually assign a major project during the term, and I require students to use
more than one development approach. VA is an excellent tool for traditional
data and process modeling, as well as object-oriented use case diagrams,
activity diagrams, and state-transition diagrams, among others" Harry Rosenblatt.
Analyst continues to be the easiest to learn and use modeling tool for systems
analysis and design, database design, and UML modeling tool for team-based
software engineering. To learn more about Visible Analyst 2009, or to request
an extended evaluation, please contact John Nash at JNash@visiblesystemscorp.com.
- Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT) is a set of
- The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) manages IT operation
- The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) mandates and requirements for financial
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
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