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Chapter 1. Introduction

Kunle Odutola

1.1. Welcome to ArgoUML

ArgoUML is a powerful yet easy-to-use interactive, graphical software design environment that supports the design, development and documentation of object-oriented software applications.

If you are familiar with a family of software applications called Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools then you should find ArgoUML instantly familiar.

The users of ArgoUML are software designers & architects, software developers, business analysts, systems analysts and other professionals involved in the analysis, design and development of software applications. Main features:

  • Open standards: XMI, SVG and PGML

  • 100% Platform independent thanks to the exclusive use of Java

  • Open Source, which allows extending or customizing.

  • Cognitive features like: reflection-in-action, opportunistic design, comprehension and problem solving