Excel Updates WinA&D Modeling, WinTranslator Reengineering Tools

Excel Software is shipping a new version of the WinA&D modeling tool and WinTranslator reengineering tool that supports PHP software design, code generation and model generation from code. PHP is a modern scripting language for procedural and object-oriented programming. It drives popular web sites that often grow into large-scale development projects. WinA&D adds PHP modeling enhancements and code generation from class diagrams or structure charts. Often PHP programs provide the glue between web pages and a database engine. Data models drawn in WinA&D can generate the SQL schema.

WinTranslator scans PHP source code to extract design information presented as class diagrams and structure charts in WinA&D. Structural diagrams and dictionary information extracted from legacy source code, class frameworks or open source projects yield reusable code assets in minutes. WinA&D and WinTranslator provide a rich, scalable modeling environment with code generation from models and model generation from code.

  • UML Class Models to and from C++, C#, Java, Delphi, Ada, or PHP
  • Rich Data Models to and from SQL
  • Structure Charts to and from C, Pascal, Delphi, Basic, Fortran or PHP

WinA&D is a comprehensive tool for system models and simulation, requirements management, structured analysis and design, object-oriented UML, multi-task and database design. The new release streamlines requirements traceability, adds fast global search across thousands of files and folders and fully automates model generation of multi-threaded software systems.

PHP programs are event driven by end-user actions like clicking a button or selecting a menu on a web page. A user event may trigger a thread of execution running thousands of lines of PHP code. WinTranslator and WinA&D sift through and identify execution threads, then present each in a structure chart. Reused program branches are presented on a shared diagram. The same automated process applied to embedded, real-time C code requires little human effort to reveal the structure of a large software system.

The new WinA&D 5.1.1 and WinTranslator 3.0.1 release is a free download for current 5.1 and 3.0 customers. WinA&D for Windows has a Standard edition at $495, Desktop edition at $1195 and Developer edition at $1995. A site license allows multi-user, team dictionary and requirements. WinTranslator is $495.

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