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ArgoUML - a free Visio counterpart

Recently, I have been asked to evaluate a UML modeling tool, ArgoUML and below are my initial impressions on this tool:

  • More standards compliant (have to be familiar with all UML terms, in order to efficiently use this application!)
  • Generation of source code from the model (which is not supported in Visio)
  • Supports Java, C#, C and PHP too.
  • Pretty fast in execution, even though the UI is based on Java.. (may be I tried only small example!)
  • Usability is okay - easy to understand the UI.
  • And its FREE!

I have always dreamed of designing a complete Java application using any modeling tools and I think AgroUML will help me in realizing my dream!