Rapidly gain a deep understanding of applications
ARCAD Observer enables developers to see application components and architecture in easy to understand ways. Developers rapidly gain a deep understanding of applications even if there is no documentation. Easy to understand diagrams and flowcharts are automatically generated. Component and dependency drill down capabilities enable developers to uncover additional levels of information. Source code is graphically enhanced to clearly reveal program logic. User defined component subsets simplify the understanding of specific application areas. Clear, current and accurate documentation is automatically generated.
Developers spend at least 50% of their time understanding applications
Developers spend at least 50% of their time understanding applications before modifying them. Many legacy applications are years, even decades old. They have been modified many times by developers who may no longer be with the company or who can’t remember what was changed, when and why. Often documentation is missing. Sometimes changes have been made which are easy rather than good and this all means that understanding an application before making further changes can be a complex and time consuming task.
Features & Benefits
|I/O diagram, database relationship model and calling chain diagrams||Observe and analyze applications with diagrams for better and faster understanding of an application.|
|Flowchart function||Observe and analyze applications with flowcharts for better and faster understanding of an application.|
|Macroscopic views function||Ability to drill down on all dependencies between components allows for a better and faster understanding of an application.|
|Source code analyzer function||Enhance source code graphically for a better and faster understanding of program logic.|
|List manager||Ability to define unique groups of components simplifies and accelerates understanding.|
|Documenter||Automatically produce application documentation to accelerate a project and to build documentation automatically where none exists.|
|RDi Plug-in||Accessible directly from RDi saves time.|
|Ready for Rational||Highly efficient when used together with IBM Rational Team Concert collaboration software.|