QuickCRC Software Design Tool with CRC Cards

January 5, 2008 in iOS Development (F)

[prMac.com] Excel Software is shipping QuickCRC for responsibility driven design of object-oriented software using CRC cards. CRC cards are well suited to agile methods or as a front end to UML. The new release supports Windows Vista, Universal Binaries on Mac OS X and other enhancements.

QuickCRC Windows 3.1 is built to run on all Windows computers from Windows 98 through Vista. The product includes a new Windows Vista friendly installer and integrated help system. Once installed, the user can run QuickCRC from a Standard user account.

QuickCRC MacOSX 2.0 is a Universal Binary application optimized for both PPC and Intel based Mac OS X computers. The new application and help system runs over three times faster on new Intel based machines.

QuickCRC automates responsibility driven design. A CRC card holds information about a class including attributes, responsibilities and relationships. A scenario describes a design pattern as a collection of communicating classes. External agents define interfaces. Users enter design data through dialogs, capture it from nouns and verbs in a text specification or drag and edit data between cards directly on the screen.

QuickCRC handles up to 10,000 cards with all design information in memory. Editing changes are instantly reflected throughout the model so every name and relationship reference is always accurate. QuickCRC Windows includes a Lite edition for smaller projects. The Lite edition has the same features but runs on older computers with limited RAM.

A software designer can single step through a design pattern to see how a set of classes will respond to an external event. Cards can be automatically arranged on the screen by relationships or grouped into named diagrams. Card information can be printed, generated to a text or HTML report or exported to a text file.

Exported design data can be used in QuickUML, MacA&D or WinA&D to generate UML class diagrams in seconds. QuickCRC has a new search capability to locate cards with specific data, plus other enhancements for diagram captions and color.

QuickCRC Windows and QuickCRC MacOSX are each priced at $295 for a Single User License. Projects can be edited and shared across platforms. Each product is available in a Site License. The product includes software on CD, printed and PDF manual, example project with step-by-step tutorial plus an integrated help system. Visit the company web site for product information, free trial download or secure online ordering.

Excel Software provides tools to thousands of software developers worldwide. Capabilities include system modeling, simulation, requirements management, software design, code generation, reverse engineering, bug tracking, help authoring and license management.


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