|Volume 2: No. 20|
A recent study by Sentry Market Research showed that CASE tools produce good results only for companies that: 1) focus on software more than hardware, 2) involve end users in the development process, 3) use a standardized methodology to control the tool, and 4) make an exceptional effort to quantify benefits. [William M. Smith, CW, 4/13.]
Jan Lavergne (email@example.com) would like to know of any CASE tools for object-oriented analysis and design. She'd particularly like to generate C++ code on her SCO Unix/DOS/Windows system. I asked the comp.software-eng newsgroup, and so far they've come up with the following: CADRE Technologies Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) has a new Teamwork/OOD product for recursive design that can emit C++ code. Their Teamwork/OOA has been out for three years. (408) 562-0101 or (401) 351-CASE. [Lou Mazzucchelli (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jim Kummer (email@example.com).] A French company called Softeam makes an Objecteering systems, integrated with the Saber C++ ObjectCenter environment. Objecteering combines OO and ER approaches, and does generate C++ code. [Mike Sendall (sendall @dxpt01.cern.ch).] Object International, Inc. (Austin, TX), makes OOATool, a Mac/IBM/Unix tool for "drawing and checking support for OOA." It's advertised in Coad and Yourdon's book "Object Oriented Analysis." The Sparc version is $2995. (800) 926-9306 or (512) 343-4569. [Arun Lakhotia (firstname.lastname@example.org).] Any other leads?