Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
SYS-CON.TV
Cloud Expo & Virtualization 2009 East
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
IBM
Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure
IBM
Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Microsoft
Windows Azure
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
Why VDI?
CA
Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
ExactTarget
Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
Freedom OSS
Stairway to the Cloud
Sun
Sun's Incubation Platform: Helping Startups Serve the Enterprise
POWER PANELS:
Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits
How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts
Software Product Line Engineering Resource Kit
Reusable assets made for use with SPARX EA on software product line projects

I recently decided to update the Product Line Engineering Assets I reuse from project to project. In the past I reused a baseline project that contained a folder structure and the UML stereotypes needed to do Use Cases, Feature, and Static Modeling.

For those of you who are not familiar with PLE, below is a context diagram I use to explain it and some links. I also put some of the better books on the topic at the end of this post.


Click here for larger image.

Software Engineering Institute Framework for Product Line Practices Site
Software Product Lines
Wikipedia Definition of Software Product Lines

I wanted to enhance that package a little by creating a UML Profile of the stereotypes needed to do Use Cases, Feature, and Static Modeling. Creating a profile makes them available from the toolbox and the resources tree.

I also wanted to recreate an instance of a Product Line Engineering software development process using Software & Systems Process Engineering Metamodel (SPEM) available in SPARX. You can use it as a baseline and tweak it for your project.

I may eventually populate it with the accompanying content. It was originally done in Rationale's XDE, so it mapped to RUP content. I would have to re-map it to OpenUP and other content to make it public.


The resource kit contains:

PLE_Template_Overview.doc- This document outlines the UML profile used to execute Product Line Engineering.

PLEBase.EAP- This project contains two main projects and the PLE UML Profile. One project is a Default PLE Process Instance and the other is PLE Base Folder Structure.

Process PDFs Folder- This folder contain a pdf of each of the phases included in the Default PLE Process Instance. It includes:
-Inception.pdf
-Elaboration.pdf
-Construction.pdf
-Transition.pdf
-SPE Context.pdf

Imports Folder- This folder includes exports of the resources included in the PLEBase.EAP project. These can be used to import the different assets into your other projects. It includes:
-Default PLE Process Instance.xml
-PLEBaseFolderStructure.xml
-PLEProfile.xml

Creating a UML Profile Folder- This is a copy of the material originally posted to the SPARX EA community site.
-ProfileCreationExamples.eap
-Creating a UML Profile in SPARX EA.docx

You can get the Product Line Engineering Resource Kit here.

The following images show the PLE UML Profile in the Resources and Toolbox that is created:






The following images show example diagrams that can be created using the PLE UML Profile.  They are all explained in the downloadable documentation:


Click here for larger image.











Click here for larger image.

The following images show each phase of the instance of a Product Line Engineering software development process:

Inception Phase:


Click here for larger image.


Elaboration Phase:

Click here for larger image.


Construction Phase:

Click here for larger image.


Transition Phase:

Click here for larger image.

You can get the Product Line Engineering Resource Kit here.


About Tad Anderson
Tad Anderson has been doing Software Architecture for 18 years and Enterprise Architecture for the past few.

Latest Cloud Developer Stories
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering cons...
ScaleMP is presenting at CloudEXPO 2019, held June 24-26 in Santa Clara, and we’d love to see you there. At the conference, we’ll demonstrate how ScaleMP is solving one of the most vexing challenges for cloud — memory cost and limit of scale — and how our innovative vSMP MemoryON...
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, vi...
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To s...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021



SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE