Design Class Modeling

PART A DUE: 11:59PM, Friday 2 October 2015

PART B DUE: 11:59PM, Sunday 4 October 2015

10 points

Goal: This Discussion Assignment requires you to read about model generation from code (reverse engineering) and/or have some experience with tools such as Rational Softare Architect and Eclipse Omondo (EclipseUML), which generate class diagrams from code.

Problem Statement: Many commercial object modeling tools can, to some extent, generate design-level class models from program code. That is, given program code, for example a set of Java files, the tools can generate a UML class model that represents the code.


  • Describe at least three problems that are likely to occur with the class models that are generated directly from code. What is it about the automatically generated models that will either be inaccurate or will not represent the intent of the designer?

  • Discuss this with the other members of your topic forum.

Part A

Part A consists of your initial suggestions to the group posted in the private discussion group "D6".
This must be more than "Me, too!" or "Sounds good!"

Be sure to clearly state the reasons or rationale behind your suggestions.
If you have access to facts or other opinions that support your opinion, cite those references.

This part is worth 5 points.

Part B

In the private discussion group "D6", post responses to the initial postings. (2 points)
In the private discussion group "D6" prepare a final group posting. This posting should include descriptions of three or more problems that are likely to occur with the class models that are generated directly from code.

Make the final posting to the public discussion board topic "Final group posting: Discussion Assignment 6". Indicate your group name in the thread title. (3 points)

If you include quotation or thoughts from other sources, be sure to cite them appropriately (author, title, publisher, page, etc.).
You may use HTML within these messages.