Moving to UML 2.x

As a part of improving my UML diagrams and moving towards UML 2.x I’m evaluating free community editors and found the one that seems to be good: Visual Paradigm for UML 6.0 Community Edition.
Here are some diagram screenshots:

http://www.visual-paradigm.com/product/vpuml/vpumlscreenshots.jsp

If you don’t know you can be certified in UML 2:

http://www.omg.org/uml-certification/index.htm

In 2003 I was one of beta-testers of UML Fundamentals exam and passed it. I guess from my certificate number (B100031) I was the 31st person who passed the exam, the highest bit offset in a double word. Now I’m aiming to be certified in the next Intermediate level. This exam is a pure UML language exam. It is not about applying UML in your domain. The only one book for this certification is this and which I found very good for exam preparation:

UML 2 Certification Guide: Fundamental & Intermediate Exams

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- Dmitry Vostokov -

2 Responses to “Moving to UML 2.x”

  1. Aidar Talibzhanov Says:

    Visual Paradigm for UML 6.0 Community Edition has a very bad (IMHO) limitation -> you can have only one diagram of each type in a project. I.e. you cannot have two sequence diagrams. I think Visual Paradigm for UML becomes more or less usable only from Modeller edition.

  2. Dmitry Vostokov Says:

    Yes, this is the limitation for designing or reverse engineering projects. However I currently use UML only for illustration purposes. So it should be fine if I create one project per post. I remember that I used Poseidon for UML (Free Community Edition) almost 4 years ago and I don’t recall any such limitations there.

    Thanks,
    Dmitry

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