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February 19, 2007

Comments

Christian Schenk

Sounds very interesting. I'm currently working on a project that needs a lot of refactoring and I can't wait to try it on some of the classes. The good old way of drawing these diagrams by hand just isn't very efficient (though effective).

How "soon" will you release it? What about a sneak preview?

Levi

Hi,

This tool looks like it would be interesting to use. Are then any updates on a possible release?

Sandro

This tool would be great for maintaining some of my legacy code! Has it been made public yet?

Royd Brayshay

Hi Michael,
I'm a great fan of your book and I like the manually drawn feature diagrams. If you want this type of thing from a tool couldn't you use something like NDepend or Lattix? The structure matrix diagrams they make can not be practically drawn by hand. Obviously the tool option also requires spending money.
Royd.

Agustín Ramos

Michael
Althought NDepend, XDepend or Lattix provide the same information that Micheal's diagrams when compared at the class level, I find feature diagrams more suitable for quick visualization. In the other hand, structure matrix diagrams are more suitable for analysis, for example by triangularization to find implicit modules and cyclic dependencies, and existing tools provide several levels of aggregation.
In the end I think feature diagrams are a MUST for XDepend and NDepend.

Agustín Ramos

Michael
Althought NDepend, XDepend or Lattix provide the same information that Micheal's diagrams when compared at the class level, I find feature diagrams more suitable for quick visualization. In the other hand, structure matrix diagrams are more suitable for analysis, for example by triangularization to find implicit modules and cyclic dependencies, and existing tools provide several levels of aggregation.
In the end I think feature diagrams are a MUST for XDepend and NDepend.

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