[Biojava-l] Anyone used GentleWare's Poseidon UML_CASE tool?

Simon Brocklehurst simon.brocklehurst@CambridgeAntibody.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 10:47:21 +0000

David Huen wrote:

> The software I am attempting to write is now getting beyond the stage
> where I can conveniently keep all key aspects in (my) memory and I am
> looking for affordable development tools to assist me in doing this.
> I've considered using UML but cheap tools capable of the full round-trip
> to/from Java seem difficult to find - I can't afford Rational Rose stuff.
> I came across the above product from Germany the price of which seems
> tolerable.  Has anyone tried it and does it work acceptably? Regrettably
> ArgoUML can't do the roundtrip yet.


Have you looked at the community edition of Together Control Center?  There's
a download at:


I haven't looked at the community edition at all, but we use Together Control
Center under a commercial license (expensive!), and it works quite well.  It's
not perfect, but then there aren't any UML CASE tools that are.

It's 100% Java, and requires a decent amount of RAM to run nicely.

Simon M. Brocklehurst, Ph.D.
Head of Bioinformatics & Advanced IS
Cambridge Antibody Technology
The Science Park, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, UK