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Summary Implements the Object Oriented Development Process (Tom Rowlett)
Category process
License GNU General Public License
Owner(s) ccardenas

mayab: An implementation of the Object Oriented Development Process (OODP)


The project inteds to provide a free implementation of the Object Oriented Development Process (OODP) as defined in the book of the same name by Tom Rowlett. This software process provides, in our opinion, a great down to earth light weight implementation of a software process for real life software development.


The application automates the software process as much as it is possible to be automated by a software application. The initial phase will focus on the use cases which consititute the kick-off and probably the single most useful activity in the software development process. Volunteers are encourge to contribute in other areas as well. Utlimately, we are persuing a cohesive implementation of the whole development process.

High-level features

  • Provide a way to manage the set of use cases for a given system
  • Have the ability to continue the initial use case signatures into use case analysis
  • There might be disconnection between the process and the specific tools that carry out more detailed analysis of the system, e.g. creation and maintainance of class diagrams in argo uml or other non-free option.
  • Reuse existing software for filling the missing parts. For example use scarab for bug tracking.
  • More to come...

Technologies used:

  • We use the Java (tm) programming language
  • We use all open source (we prefer free) technologies, contributions are welcome to provide bridges to propertary tools
  • We use the webwork MVC framework
  • We use mainly the velocity template engine piece of webwork
  • We use the xdoclet for automatically generating required interfaces and deployment descriptors
  • We use jboss application server
  • We use ant to glue and automate our tasks
  • We use junit for unit testing, cactus for integration testing, and httpunit for system testing
  • We intend to offer internationalization facilities.

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