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ModelGoon 3.0.0 Beta – Searching for ideas

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

I am currently working on the third major version of ModelGoon which will include an overall classes communication view.

What do I mean by overall classes communication view?

When you are looking at a Class Diagram, you only see the structural aspect of the classes : classes attributes and methods, associations, inheritance. The goal of this other point of view is to show how does a class interact with other, what are the messages sent by a class to another.

What is it for?

It allows an overview of classes responsibilities (check out the GRASP patterns), or to give clues about dynamic behavior of a selected section of an application.

At this time this feature’s logic is totally implemented, but I am searching for ideas. I could just  use the UML2 Communication diagram (without the sequence numbers) or enhance the class diagram to show those interactions. If anyone has an idea or a preference, please contact me or comment this post.

Here is a screenshot of the result with a Class Diagram. A Beta version is available on Google Code for installation inside the dropins folder.

ModelGoon @ Eclipse Marketplace

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

ModelGoon has its update site at and is now available from the Eclipse Marketplace Client for easier installation. For installation tutorial check out this page.

ModelGoon @ Eclipse Marketplace