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Re: (FC-Devel) free IDEF1X ER modeler

Hi, Andrew! 

>>>>> "ASH" == Andrew S Halper, Computer Specialist, Tucson, AZ writes:

ASH> Can you recommend a UML book so I could read up on it and get back
ASH> to you?  I don't want to be responsible for piling unnecessary
ASH> complexity on what appears to a perfectly sound project.  I've
ASH> been putting it off reading about it for some time anyway.

The ultimate UML reference is http://www.rational.com/uml
There you'll find UML 1.1 specs in html and pdf format and the list of
recomended books.

I haven't read any UML books (standarts are quite descriptive), but the
most frequently recommended one is Martin Fowler's "UML Distilled"
(strange, it's not listed under Recommended Reading at Rational website)

ASH> I guess I should also explain IDEF1X a bit.  I'm not sure how
ASH> prevalent it is outside the U.S.  

I know, it's used by some software development companies at Moscow :)

ASH> It is an ER diagraming standard originally developed by the U.S. Air
ASH> Force.  Now, it's pretty much the centerpiece of a Logic Works product
ASH> called ERwin.  An overview is at:

ASH> http://www.idef.com/overviews/idef1x.htm

Thanks, I'll read that.

ASH> But first I wanted to check to make sure somebody hadn't already done
ASH> it.

When we'll get through initial ideas settlement, and get something done, I
guess the result system may be used as IDEF1x tool as well.

SY, Andrey V Khavryutchenko	http://www.kbi.kiev.ua/~akhavr

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