Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
S. Biffl, C. Ferstl, C. Höllwieser, T Moser:
"Evaluation of CASE Tool Methods and Processes - An Analysis of Eight Open-source CASE Tools";
Talk: 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2009,
- 2009-05-10; in: "Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems",
J. Cordeiro, J. Filipe (ed.);
There are many approaches for Computer-aided software engineering (CASE), often accomplished by expensive
tools of market-leading companies. However, to minimize cost, system architects and software designers
look for less expensive, if not open-source, CASE tools. As there is often no common understanding
on functionality and application area, a general inspection of the open-source CASE tool market is needed.
The idea of this paper is to define a "status quo" of the functionality and the procedure models of opensource
CASE tools by evaluating these tools using a criteria catalogue for the areas: technology, modelling,
code generation, procedure model, and administration. Based on this criteria catalogue, 8 open-source
CASE tools were evaluated with 5 predefined scenarios. Major result is: there was no comprehensive opensource
CASE tool which assists and fits well to a broad set of developer tasks, especially since a small set of
the evaluated tools lack a solid implementation in several of the criteria evaluated. Some of the evaluated
tools show either just basic support of all evaluation criteria or high capabilities in a specific area, particularly
in code generation.
CASE Tools, Evaluation, Open source
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