PragmaDev released the results of their recent UML survey. According to their research, UML modeling technology usage is expected to decrease for the third year in a row. However, the effective usage of UML has been slightly growing from 65% in 2011, to 70% in 2012, up to 71% this year. These two trends mostly indicate UML has reached peaked and is about to start its decline.
PragmaDev rolled out version 4.3 of the Real Time Developer Studio. RTDS v4.3 includes 15 new features. According to PragmaDev, RTDS is the most complete model driven development and testing tool dedicated to real time and embedded applications. PragmaDev RTDS offers three levels of modeling and testing: informal, semi-formal, and fully formal.
PragmaDev announced a free full version of the MSC Tracer graphical tracing tool. MSC Tracer can create and edit trace diagrams based on SDL-RT Message Sequence Chart and UML Sequence Diagram standard graphical representations. PragmaDev MSC Tracer is ideal for documenting and analyzing online or off-line dynamic test traces. The free version of MSC Tracer can trace, but the generated traces can not be saved.
PragmaDev introduced Real Time Developer Studio (RTDS) V4.1. The latest version of Real Time Developer Studio offers over 40 new features. RTDS is a complete model driven development tool for real time and embedded systems based on international standards. Real Time Developer Studio offers three levels of modeling: informal, semi-formal, and fully formal. While informal modeling is mainly used for documentation, the most advanced level of modeling allows simulation, prototyping, verification, full code generation, debug on target, and test of the model.