[6:00 AM] New Application Helps With Software Design
Excel Software has announced the availability of a new professional quality software modeling application, Mac A&D Standard. The new program allows software creators to easily visualize and design new software layouts. According to Excel:
Excel Software today announced the immediate availability of professional software modeling tools priced to fit the budget constraints of any project. Thousands of developers on a limited budget struggle to write code without the assistance of professional software design tools to help guide the way. The MacA&D Standard and WinA&D Standard editions offer a great solution. Normally priced at $495 each, a promotional price of just $295 is available on the first license purchased by any customer between June 1 and September 30. These tools bring core capabilities from Excel Softwares industry leading MacA&D and WinA&D products into the financial reach of all developers.
The Standard edition supports the three most popular diagrams used to design software today, the process model, data model and class model. Process models have been used for many years to document, explain and understand the flow of information in a system. Yourdon/DeMarco or Gane/Sarson style data flow diagrams form the cornerstone of structured analysis and design methods. For decades, database designers have used data models to lay out the entities and attributes in a database schema. Class models are used in object-oriented design to illustrate class structure. Many notations and methods are supported including UML (Unified Modeling Language). The MacA&D and WinA&D Standard edition supports these models plus a global data dictionary, integrated code browsing and text specifications linked to diagram objects.
The Standard edition of MacA&D and WinA&D saves design documents in a common format that can be shared between Macintosh and Windows users. Documents are compatible with Excel Softwares top of the line Desktop and Developer editions making it easy for growing projects to trade up to the worlds best software modeling tools.
Mac A&D Standard is available for US$295 for a limited time. You can find more information at the Excel software web site.