Friday, November 19, 2004

a simple uml tool

I was tired of using UML modeling tools which force you to do it their own way. Using paper and pen is the best option, but that means to store it you have to use a scanner… pretty bad… So I wished to get a UML tool which satisfied these simple needs of mine:
1. Should be simple and light weight
2. Should not force you do things
3. Need not include code generation
4. Ideally should be free of cost :)

It was pretty bad until I discovered Argo UML - the open source UML modeling tool. It meets all my needs mentioned above. You can export the diagrams as GIF images which I found very useful.

So if you are tired of using complex UML modeling tools, go head download Argo UML at: http://argouml.tigris.org/