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Coming soon….DT Support & Development gets its own site

The title of this post really tells you a lot about what I’m going show you here….which of course is a sneaky peek at the new Software Support and Development site. Currently our support & development services are nested in the DT Consulting website (the one you’re currently in) however we would like to more

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DT Consulting Newsletter Issue 1

Introduction Welcome to this first issue of what will be a regular newsletter from Dunstan Thomas. In this issue the new features of Enterprise Architect 7.1 are described. New Features in Enterprise Architect 7.1 The latest release of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect (version 7.0 build 818) gave users a new toolbox interface, gradient fills and

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DT Consulting Newsletter; Issue 3

Version Control with Enterprise Architect The basic manner in which Enterprise Architect integrates with Version Control systems is basically the same no matter which version control system is used. Enterprise Architect offers four integration options, Microsoft SCC, CVS, Subversion and Team Foundation Server. Subversion is a popular free version control system and it is the

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DT Consulting Newletter; Issue 4

Change Management in Enterprise Architect Following on from issue 3’s version control, we now look at how you can use Enterprise Architect to manage changes within your organisation.  Because of Enterprise Architect’s flexibility, there is more than one way of achieving this. Here we will look at three methodologies and their relative merits. Tags If

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DT Consulting Newsletter; Issue 5

Introduction This edition of the newsletter identifies some problems with capturing Use Case scenarios using text, and offers a potential solution to this problem. Capturing Use Case Scenarios Using Text A common method of modelling the steps within a Use Case is to define a series of scenarios each of which is described as a

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DT Consulting Newsletter; Issue 6

This edition of the newsletter discusses the issues to be considered when structuring projects in Enterprise Architect. Approaches to Structuring Enterprise Architect Projects All projects in Enterprise Architect must have a root and at least one view and there are two main options available for creating a suitable structure which extends this minimal structure. 1)

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DT Consulting Newsletter; Issue 7

Introduction  In this issue of the newsletter we are going to take a look at Borland SilkTest and some of the features it has. What is SilkTest? SilkTest is a test automation tool which enables you to perform functional tests on your applications via their Graphical User Interfaces (GUI’s). Why would I want to use

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Data Mapping in UML

It’s often the case that we need to map various attributes on entities into other entities. For example you might need to migrate data from one system to another and structurally the same concepts are held slightly differently. Documenting these mappings is not obvious in the UML, so below I’ve provided a simple example of

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DT Consulting Newsletter; Issue 9

This newsletter looks at the MDG Extensions for Enterprise Architect & provides a summary of their use. Future Newsletters will focus on each of these technologies in turn. Introduction In the last newsletter the topic of Model Driven Generation (MDG) was introduced as a means to “cloning” sections of an Enterprise Architect project. Sparx Systems

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DT Consulting Newsletter; Issue 10

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2010.As promised in the last newsletter which introduced the MDG extensions in Enterprise Architect), this newsletter concentrates on the TOGAF MDG extension. In this newsletter, we will describe how to obtain the TOGAF MDG extension and how to get started using it.   The TOGAF MDG Extension The TOGAF

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