CSCI 6448

Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

Course Location
   ECCS 1B12

Course Time
   Tuesday and Thursday
    12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

   What's New (Home)
   Class Schedule
   Useful Links

Useful Links

This page contains a set of links to useful Web resources concerning object-oriented analysis and design. Disclaimer: some links may no longer be valid. If you find such a link, send mail to Dr. Anderson.

Feel free to send in pointers of your own!

Maciaszek's Links

The author of our textbook maintains a page of links to interesting websites on object-oriented analysis and design. Be sure to check it out!

Use Case Examples from Cockburn's book

I have scanned some of the example use cases from Cockburn's book covered in class.

Argo UML

Argo UML is an open source design environment that supports the creation of object-oriented designs using the latest UML specifications. As an interesting aside, one of the founders of the project, Jason Robbin, used to be my roommate back in graduate school. Jason is a smart, hard-working, guy who has accomplished alot using the open source style of software development.

Link provided by Matthias Hauswirth.

Cetus Links

Cetus Links claims to have over 18,000 links to information on Objects and Components!

Link provided by Edmon Begoli.

Cockburn's Use Case Website

Cockburn maintains his own website on use cases: <>. This website provides templates for Cockburn's use cases in a variety of formats.

Link provided by Michael Preobrazhensky.


No DIA does not refer to our local international airport (besides its DEN not DIA!), but instead to a Unix tool called dia that can help you draw UML diagrams.

Link provided by Nathan Blair.

Interaction Architect

Here's an article from the Interaction Architect website that discusses 13 common objections to performing requirements analysis, and why you should not believe them! The page seems focused on website design, but the objections are generic enough to be useful outside that domain.

Link provided by Usha Sunkad.

HP Use Case Template

Here is a PDF document describing a use case template developed by the Hewlett-Packard Software Initiative.

Link provided by Paul Egges.


MagicDraw is another UML design tool: <>.

Link provided by Jeff Palm.

The Object Management Group Website

The Object Management Group (or OMG) is a standards organization for the creation of standards releated to object technology. Check this site out for information on UML.

Object Mentor Articles

This site contains lots of articles on object-oriented design, written by a well known author in the OO A&D field, Robert C. Martin.

Link provided by Edmon Begoli.


Three links related to patterns.

Links provided by Usha Sunkad.

The Portland Pattern Repository

The Portland Pattern Repository is a resource on design patterns, a topic we will be covering later in the semester.

The OO Tips Website

Object Orientation Tips is a website that syndicates content from object-oriented newsgroups, mailing lists, and other sources.

Link provided by Edmon Begoli.

UML Quick Reference Page

The UML Quick Reference Page contains handy information on the UML diagrams that we will be learning this semester.

Link provided by Nathan Blair.

© Ken Anderson, 2002.
Last Updated: 3/19/02; 11:15:20 PM