Reverse engineering UML class and sequence diagrams from Java code with IBM Rational Software Architect
Three techniques to overcome limitations
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Date archived: April 18, 2019 | First published: June 10, 2008
This article is for software architects, designers, and developers who want to use IBM® Rational® Software Architect to reverse engineer UML class and sequence diagrams from Java™ source code. Reverse engineering is often used to retrieve missing design documentation from existing source code in an abstract model UML format for studying both the static structure and dynamic behavior of a system and for expanding the new features to the product. The authors explain limitations of reverse engineering with Rational Software Architect and describe techniques to overcome them. You will benefit from using these technical tips and tricks to identify components and generate high-level abstractions as UML class and sequence diagrams from Java classes.
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