Visual Paradigm for UML —— Great tool

It is proving to be a great tool to communicate design and activity workflows.

— John Kraft

Chief Software Architect, Geacom, Inc.

Textual Analysis —— An Invaluable Tool for identifying initial object and behavior

I have been using Visual Paradigm for UML for 2 years. I am extremely expressed in both its ease of use as well as its breadth of features. Of particular value to me is the Textual Analysis tool. This tool provides a very high-level way of initial object and behavior identification. I use in teaching graduate business students in the area of object-oriented analysis. In this regard, the Textual Analysis tool is invaluable in helping the student analyst make an initial pass over the problem domain and identify candidates for further modeling.

— Prof. William Burrows

University of Washington, Seattle

User-centric Modeling —— Reduce learning time

Over the past five years I have used several leading UML modeling tools in an academic setting. I have found Visual Paradigm best suited for this purpose for the following reasons:

  • The learning curve is short which I attribute to the “user-centric” modeling paradigm.
  • The interface is intuitive — I recently conducted a UML workshop at a regional conference of computer science educators. Workshop attendees, most of whom used other UML tools in a variety of settings, remarked about how much easier VPUML was to use than their current UML tool. This is particularly important when dealing with novice users.
  • VPUML has a small footprint and runs efficiently on our present hardware, unlike several other products that would have required regular upgrades to provide adequate processing resources. Additionally, VPUML is cross-platform, so Linux-users can use it also.
  • VPUML is focused — it has the requisite tools to get the job done without adding extraneous functionality, bloated code, and "noise" into the process.
  • Visual Paradigm's on-line tutorials are, in my opinion, unsurpassed in being informative, concise, and helpful.

— Prof. William Burrows

University of Washington, Seattle

VP —— Extremely productive

Teaching with Visual Paradigm (VP) is a pleasure. It is easy-to-use, it is intuitive, and above all it does not get in the way of conveying the semantics of object oriented modeling. It lets you focus on the problem at hand. As educators in the degree programs we often go to great lengths to keep our teaching vendor neutral. For many of us a tool such as VP is merely a vehicle for teaching OO analysis and design, and a tool that does not get in the way of our teaching is a boon.

Teaching aside, as a battle-scared software practitioner I find VP to be extremely productive. It is comprehensive in terms of UML 2.0 compliance. Combined with popular development environments such as NetBeans, Eclipse, .NET, and others, VP supports all phases of the software development life cycle. I find its requirements gathering features (textual analysis, CRC cards, and use case modeling) to be particularly remarkable.

— Dr. Ajaz Rana

Temple University, Philadelphia

VP —— Most intuitive and comprehensive out of 20 CASE tools

While teaching an information systems analysis and design course, I reviewed over 20 CASE tools which supported UML. Visual Paradigm was by far the most intuitive and comprehensive. I greatly appreciated the fact that it was available for free academic use. The 30 students were able to easily complete lab assignments on use case, class, activity, and sequence diagramming; the Textual Analysis feature simplified diagramming even further. Most students chose to use the tool to complete their analysis and design projects. Visual Paradigm was definitely an asset to the class.

— Professor Melody Y. Ivory-Ndiaye

University of Washington, Seattle