Effective Sequence Diagram Generation

Borland® Together® technologies give you, the developer, the ability to generate a sequence diagram based on existing source code. A sequence diagram is a UML™-standard representation of objects interacting with each other. Often, it is used to represent the behavior of a method, but it can also be used for more high-level descriptions of object interaction. The sequence diagram generation feature is particularly useful in the following situations:

Though you may have skipped some of the up-front design steps and didn’t create sequence diagrams as part of the analysis and design phase, you can now retroactively create your design document.

The ability to retroactively create a sequence diagram, which is more useful than a call tree, allows all of the above scenarios to be accomplished.

When there is nothing but source code and scant documentation, the most complex task is to “understand it all.” By customizing the behavior of the generation feature, the Together tools can quickly help zoom in on an application's important aspects.

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