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ICONIX Software Engineering, Inc. announces "Inside the ICONIX Process
using Embarcadero's Describe," a multimedia tutorial following a
lightweight, use-case driven approach to UML modeling
Santa Monica, CA - June 13, 2001 - ICONIX Software Engineering, an industry
leader in Object Technology, has announced, "Inside the ICONIX Process with
Describe'," a CD-ROM detailing the company's streamlined approach to UML
modeling, and illustrating this approach with detailed examples using
Describe', Embarcadero Technologies' UML design and development tool.
Based on a core subset of fundamentally important diagrams, this
object-oriented development approach is designed to get the user from use
cases to code quickly and efficiently.
Developed over a decade of training and experience in teaching
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design onsite JumpStart* workshops, the ICONIX
Process uses a minimal but sufficient core subset of UML diagrams to help
avoid analysis paralysis. It provides practical, real-world guidelines to
help large organizations with the increasingly complex job of managing
their software development.
The tutorial updates the material published in, "A Unified Object Modeling
Approach," a pre-UML CD-ROM that provided training on how to integrate the
original object-oriented analysis and design approaches of Rumbaugh, Booch,
and Jacobson into a cohesive process.
"Inside the ICONIX Process, Volume
1" takes the material a step further and explains how the ICONIX
integration of the three methodologies fits within the current set of UML
notations. Each modeling technique is explained in detail. In addition,
four examples, which use Describe, take the viewer through each part of the
lifecycle, one step at a time.
"We're pleased to partner with ICONIX as they continue to educate
developers about the benefits of the UML with a real world, rather than
academic, approach." said Joshua Horwitz, Director of Marketing,
Application Development Tools, at Embarcadero Technologies. "Describe
offers application architects and developers a process-flexible tool that
enables them to take advantage of the ICONIX process within their
development environment and to get their work done more efficiently."
"If you look at 'The UML User Guide,' there's a quote in Chapter 32 that
says, 'You can model 80% of most problems by using about 20% of the UML.'"
says Doug Rosenberg, President of ICONIX. "However, nowhere in the book do
the authors tell you which 20% that might be. We've spent the last 10
years refining our understanding of what "minimal, yet sufficient" means in
the context of UML modeling. We've helped hundreds of projects avoid
analysis paralysis by taking a minimalist approach to modeling. Our subset
of the UML focuses in on the core set of notations you'll need to do most
of your modeling work. We explain each technique in detail, and also
discuss where you might be able to use additional elements of the UML."
ICONIX Software Engineering, Inc. has been a leader in the Object
Technology industry for over 15 years. Established in 1984, the company
has evolved from it's roots as a CASE tool developer into a leading
training and consulting firm. ICONIX offers on-site training in all
aspects of Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, specializing in UML-based
JumpStart(tm) Training. ICONIX also offers live training and
state-of-the-art multimedia tutorials in CORBA and COM.
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