|[February 18, 2013]
Mentor Graphics Announces Availability of xtUML Editor from Open Source Domain
WILSONVILLE, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ:MENT) today announced that its previously
proprietary front-end UML editor has moved into the open source domain.
Accessible for free download from xtUML.org,
this editor was formerly part of the company's powerful BridgePoint™
xtUML environment. Providing a free editor and releasing the editor code
as an open source software project (which is occurring over the course
of the next month) is designed to encourage the advancement of
model-driven development within the system design community.
"The xtUML editor is one of the best tools available for creating
Executable UML models. It makes development work much easier than other
UML tools in the market," remarked Lee Riemenschneider, chief scientist
at frogooa, a software development consultanc specializing in
Models are often used in systems engineering for documenting or
communicating design intent. A model-driven development flow goes one
step further, leveraging the model from its first incarnation as a
conceptual model, through its refinement as a detailed design
representation, and finally to its automated implementation for the
target platform. A fundamental principle of model-driven development is
that an application should be developed and verified independent of its
implementation target, for maximum productivity, implementation
flexibility, and reuse.
Creating platform-independent models allows the user to focus on solving
the application problem without having to worry about the implementation
details. Representing systems at a higher level of abstraction allows
designs to be captured and verified quickly, concisely, and efficiently.
The xtUML editor is a gateway to platform-independent modeling and the
starting point for a model-driven development methodology.
UML is a general-purpose modeling language, typically used to create
abstract models of software-intensive systems. xtUML adds execution and
translation capabilities, expanding the value of the UML language from a
static picture drawing facility into a full-fledged solution for
The code available from xtUML.org
includes an xtUML meta-model, an xtUML model of the BridgePoint
environment, and the Java source that interfaces with the Eclipse
environment, upon which the BridgePoint environment is built. The xtUML
editor provides intelligent UML modeling, which ensures syntactic
correctness and semantic consistency.
About Mentor Graphics (News - Alert)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and
software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and
award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic,
semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company
reported revenues in the last fiscal year of about $1,015 million.
Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road,
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.
(Mentor Graphics is a registered trademark and BridgePoint is a
trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product
names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective
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