Modeling Software works with CRC cards.

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QuickCRC, object-oriented design tool for Linux, automates CRC (Class, Responsibilities and Collaborations) cards. It allows software designers identify object classes, relationships, and related information before writing code. It provides workspace for creating cards and adding attributes, responsibilities, and collaborative relationships between cards. Applications include Extreme Programming and modeling efforts using Unified Modeling Language (UML).



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QuickCRC Linux 1.0 - Software Modeling With CRC Cards


Placitas, NM - March 26, 2002 - Excel Software today announced QuickCRC for Linux, an object-oriented design tool that automates CRC (Class, Responsibilities and Collaborations) cards. Software designers can quickly identify object classes, relationships and related information before writing code. CRC cards are well suited to lightweight development approaches like Extreme Programming or as a front-end to larger modeling efforts using the Unified Modeling Language (UML). Books describing CRC cards include Designing Object - Oriented Software by Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Brian Wilkerson and Laura Wiener, Using CRC Cards by Nancy Wilkinson and The CRC Card Book by David Bellin and Susan Suchman Simone.

QuickCRC provides a workspace for quickly creating cards, adding attributes, responsibilities and collaborative relationships between cards. Information entered through dialogs or by direct on-screen editing is automatically updated throughout the model and reflected in reciprocal relationships between cards. Designers identify external agents that form the system boundary and create and simulate scenarios that exercise the software design. In addition to grouping cards and scenarios into separate diagrams, each card can be assigned a namespace. Namespaces can partition large projects, map cards to different code folders or allow greater selectivity when arranging, listing or printing cards.

The Cards From Text dialog is an alternative way to create cards by typing names or selecting words from a text specification. The automatically generated inheritance graph can concisely express the relationships between thousands of cards. Information entered on cards and scenarios can be verified, imported, exported or listed as text or HTML reports. Printed cards can be used during interactive CRC team sessions.

QuickCRC saves a project as an XML file, making design information easily accessible to a wide range of industry tools like editors and parsers. Projects created with QuickCRC Linux can be directly opened and edited from the Windows or Macintosh edition of QuickCRC making design work shareable across platforms.

CRC cards can be used to quickly collect information in working team sessions before expressing a design in UML. QuickCRC provides a data link to MacA&D, WinA&D or QuickUML for UML modeling. It also works with MacTranslator and WinTranslator to automatically generate CRC cards from existing C++, Java or Delphi code.

QuickCRC Linux is priced at $295. Site licensing information, product descriptions and online ordering are available at www.excelsoftware.com. Excel Software has over 15 years of experience in providing tools to thousands of Macintosh, Windows and Linux developers in over 30 countries.

Excel Software * Ph: (505) 771-3719 * Fax: (505) 771-3718 Web: www.excelsoftware.com * Email: info@excelsoftware.com

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