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Software development with ConceptDraw PRO

Software development with ConceptDraw PRO

Modern software development requires creation of large amount of graphic documentation, these are the diagrams describing the work of applications in various notations and cuts, also GUI design and documentation on project management. ConceptDraw PRO technical and business graphics application possesses powerful tools for software development and designing technical documentation for object-oriented projects. Solutions included to the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provide the specialists with possibility easily and quickly create graphic documentation. They deliver effective help in drawing thanks to the included package of templates, samples, examples, and libraries with numerous ready-to-use vector objects that allow easily design class hierarchies, object hierarchies, visual object-oriented designs, flowcharts, GUI designs, database designs, visualize the data with use of the most popular notations, including the UML and Booch notations, easy manage the development projects, automate projection and development. Read more
HelpDesk

How to Create an IDEF0 Diagram for an Application Development

IDEF0 methods are intended to model the functions of a process, creating a graphical model that displays: what controls the function, who makes it, what resources are used and how they are connected with other functions. The IDEF0 tool is used to model the decisions, actions, and activities of a software system during the development process . IDEF0 diagram graphically depicts a model of a desired version of the application. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to create and communicate the IDEF0 diagrams of any complexity. Read more

Software development with ConceptDraw Products

Internet solutions on ConceptDraw base. What may interest developers of Internet solutions. Read more

Software Diagrams

Modern software development begins with designing different software diagrams and also uses a large amount of diagrams in project management and creation graphic documentation. Very popular diagrams that depict a work of applications in various cuts and notations, describe databases and prototype Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs). Software engineering specialists and software designers prefer to use special technical and business graphics tools and applications for easy creation diagrams. One of the most popular is ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software. ConceptDraw PRO offers the possibility of drawing with use of wide range of pre-drawn shapes and smart connectors, which allow to focus not on the process of drawing, but on the task's essence. It is a perfect application for design and document development, planning tasks, visualization of data, design the databases, object-oriented design, creation flowcharts of algorithms, modeling business processes, project management, automation of management and development processes, and for many other tasks. Read more
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How to Design a Mockup of Apple OS X UI

Since that first Macintosh, Apple have always developed and used their own hardware specific operating system. The fundamental style and layout of the Mac OS X user interface has remained largely in place since the earliest versions, but there have been obvious aesthetic enhancements, and elements of icon redesign to match branding across devices. To design an effective user interface, graphic designers will create visual GUI prototypes, that focus on maximizing the user experience. Uses Interface prototyping is much convenient when you can work through a diagram similar to the OS X design. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to develop Apple OS X User Interface (UI) prototypes using the special templates and vector libraries of the specific user interface elements. ConceptDraw Mac OS X UI solution offers libraries containing the distinct Mac app icons, menu bar graphics, glyph elements and other Mac OS X features — everything necessary to create high standard, professional UI graphic desig Read more

GUI Prototyping with ConceptDraw PRO

All about prototyping. GUI Prototyping with ConceptDraw. Download prototyping software. Read more
Use this template to prototype and design the iPhone user interface.
"At WWDC 2007 on June 11, 2007, Apple announced that the iPhone would support third-party web applications using Ajax that share the look and feel of the iPhone interface. On October 17, 2007, Steve Jobs, in an open letter posted to Apple's "Hot News" weblog, announced that a software development kit (SDK) would be made available to third-party developers in February 2008. The iPhone SDK was officially announced and released on March 6, 2008, at the Apple Town Hall facility.
It is a free download, with an Apple registration, that allows developers to develop native applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch, then test them in an "iPhone simulator". However, loading an application onto a real device is only possible after paying an Apple Developer Connection membership fee. Developers are free to set any price for their applications to be distributed through the App Store, of which they will receive a 70% share.
Developers can also opt to release the application for free and will not pay any costs to release or distribute the application beyond the membership fee. The App Store was launched with the release of iOS 2.0, on July 11, 2008. The update was free for iPhone users; owners of older iPod Touches were required to pay US$10 for it.
Once a developer has submitted an application to the App Store, Apple holds firm control over its distribution." [iPhone. Wikipedia]
The iPhone interface template for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the Graphic User Interface solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
iPhone GUI template
iPhone GUI template, iPhone case,
This circular arrows diagram sample shows the systems development life cycle (SDLC) stages.
"The systems development life cycle (SDLC), also referred to as the application development life-cycle, is a term used in systems engineering, information systems and software engineering to describe a process for planning, creating, testing, and deploying an information system. The systems development life-cycle concept applies to a range of hardware and software configurations, as a system can be composed of hardware only, software only, or a combination of both." [Systems development life-cycle. Wikipedia]
The arrow circle diagram example "Systems development life cycle" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Circular Arrows Diagrams solution from the area "What is a Diagram" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Circular arrows diagram
Circular arrows diagram, arrow circle diagram,

Applications

ConceptDraw PRO is a multipurpose software for business and technical drawing, diagramming, visual documentating. To understand what practical benefits you can reach with ConceptDraw PRO take a look at this range of articles. They describe the versatile possibilities of ConceptDraw PRO expedient applications. Read more
This vector stencils library contains 184 round icons.
Use it to design cloud computing infographics and diagrams with ConceptDraw PRO software.
"Though service-oriented architecture advocates "everything as a service" (with the acronyms EaaS or XaaS or simply aas), cloud-computing providers offer their "services" according to different models, which happen to form a stack: infrastructure-, platform- and software-as-a-service.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
In the most basic cloud-service model ... providers of IaaS offer computers — physical or (more often) virtual machines — and other resources. IaaS refers to online services that abstract the user from the details of infrastructure like physical computing resources, location, data partitioning, scaling, security, backup etc.
Platform as a service (PaaS)
PaaS vendors offer a development environment to application developers. The provider typically develops toolkit and standards for development and channels for distribution and payment. In the PaaS models, cloud providers deliver a computing platform, typically including operating system, programming-language execution environment, database, and web server. Application developers can develop and run their software solutions on a cloud platform without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software layers.
Software as a service (SaaS)
In the software as a service (SaaS) model, users gain access to application software and databases. Cloud providers manage the infrastructure and platforms that run the applications. SaaS is sometimes referred to as "on-demand software" and is usually priced on a pay-per-use basis or using a subscription fee.
In the SaaS model, cloud providers install and operate application software in the cloud and cloud users access the software from cloud clients. Cloud users do not manage the cloud infrastructure and platform where the application runs. This eliminates the need to install and run the application on the cloud user's own computers, which simplifies maintenance and support. Cloud applications differ from other applications in their scalability — which can be achieved by cloning tasks onto multiple virtual machines at run-time to meet changing work demand." [Cloud computing. Wikipedia]
The vector stencils library "Cloud round icons" is included in the Cloud Computing Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Add
Add, add,
Analysis
Analysis, analysis,
API
API, API,
App
App, App,
Archive
Archive, archive,
Back
Back, back,
Backup
Backup, backup,
Book
Book, book,
Books
Books, books,
Box
Box, box,
Bug
Bug, bug,
Calculation
Calculation, calculation,
Calendar
Calendar, calendar,
Call
Call, call,
Car
Car, car,
CD
CD, CD,
Certificate
Certificate, certificate,
Cloud alert
Cloud alert, cloud alert,
Cloud analysis
Cloud analysis, cloud analysis,
Cloud authorization
Cloud authorization, cloud authorization,
Cloud collaboration
Cloud collaboration, cloud collaboration,
Cloud communications
Cloud communications, cloud communications,
Cloud computing
Cloud computing, cloud computing,
Cloud configuration
Cloud configuration, cloud configuration,
Cloud connectivity
Cloud connectivity, cloud connectivity,
Cloud control
Cloud control, cloud control,
Cloud cost calculation
Cloud cost calculation, cloud cost calculation,
Cloud database
Cloud database, cloud database,
Cloud download
Cloud download, cloud download,
Cloud drive
Cloud drive, cloud drive,
Cloud error
Cloud error, cloud error,
Cloud failure
Cloud failure, cloud failure,
Cloud FAQ
Cloud FAQ, cloud FAQ,
Cloud feedback
Cloud feedback, сloud feedback,
Cloud files
Cloud files, cloud files,
Cloud gateway
Cloud gateway, cloud gateway,
Cloud hosting
Cloud hosting, cloud hosting,
Cloud info
Cloud info, cloud info,
Cloud Internet storage
Cloud Internet storage, cloud Internet storage,
Cloud lock
Cloud lock, cloud lock,
Cloud locked
Cloud locked, cloud locked,
Cloud mail
Cloud mail, cloud mail,
Cloud music
Cloud music, cloud music,
Cloud paperless office
Cloud paperless office, cloud paperless office,
Cloud performance
Cloud performance, cloud performance,
Cloud photo
Cloud photo, сloud photo,
Cloud safe
Cloud safe, сloud safe,
Cloud search
Cloud search, сloud search,
Cloud security
Cloud security, cloud security,
Cloud servers
Cloud servers, cloud servers,
Cloud services
Cloud services, cloud services,
Cloud shopping
Cloud shopping, cloud shopping,
Cloud success
Cloud success, cloud success,
Cloud synchronization
Cloud synchronization, cloud synchronization,
Cloud tech support
Cloud tech support, cloud tech support,
Cloud transfer
Cloud transfer, cloud transfer,
Cloud unlocked
Cloud unlocked, cloud unlocked,
Cloud upload
Cloud upload, cloud upload,
Cloud video
Cloud video, cloud video,
Code
Code, code,
Collaboration
Collaboration, collaboration,
Communication
Communication, communication,
Community cloud
Community cloud, community cloud,
Contact list
Contact list, contact list,
Content
Content, content,
CPU
CPU, CPU,
Database
Database, database,
Datacenter
Datacenter, datacenter,
Data storage
Data storage, data storage,
Desktop
Desktop, desktop,
Display
Display, display,
Document
Document, document,
Documents
Documents, documents,
Dollar
Dollar, drawing shapes, dollar,
Done
Done, done,
Down
Down, drawing shapes, down,
Download
Download, download,
E-commerce
E-commerce, E-commerce,
Earth
Earth, earth,
Email
Email, email,
Encryption
Encryption, encryption,
Error
Error, error,
Ethernet
Ethernet, ethernet,
Euro
Euro, euro, drawing shapes,
Failure
Failure, failure,
Feed
Feed, feed,
File
File, file,
Files
Files, files,
Filter
Filter, filter,
Firewall
Firewall, firewall,
Flash drive
Flash drive, flash drive,
Folder
Folder, folder,
Forward
Forward, forward, drawing shapes,
Hard drive
Hard drive, hard drive, drawing shapes,
Hardware
Hardware, hardware, drawing shapes,
Health
Health, health, drawing shapes,
Health monitoring
Health monitoring, health monitoring, drawing shapes,
Home
Home, home, drawing shapes,
Hosting
Hosting, hosting,
Image
Image, image,
Info
Info, info,
Innovation
Innovation, innovation,
Key
Key, key,
Keyboard
Keyboard, keyboard,
Laptop
Laptop, laptop,
Letter
Letter, letter, drawing shapes,
Lightning
Lightning, lightning, drawing shapes,
Link
Link, link, drawing shapes,
List
List, list, drawing shapes,
Location
Location, location, drawing shapes,
Lock
Lock, lock, drawing shapes,
Log
Log, log, drawing shapes,
Login
Login, login,
Logout
Logout, logout,
Mail
Mail, mail, drawing shapes,
Mail list
Mail list, mail list, drawing shapes,
Marketplace
Marketplace, marketplace, drawing shapes,
Memory (RAM)
Memory (RAM), memory, RAM, drawing shapes,
Message
Message, message, drawing shapes,
Minus
Minus, minus, drawing shapes,
Mobile
Mobile, mobile, drawing shapes,
Mobile cloud computing
Mobile cloud computing, mobile cloud computing, drawing shapes,
Mouse
Mouse, mouse, drawing shapes,
Music player
Music player, music player, drawing shapes,
Network
Network, network, drawing shapes,
Notebook
Notebook, notebook, drawing shapes,
Notification
Notification, notification, drawing shapes,
Package
Package, package, drawing shapes,
Patch
Patch, patch, drawing shapes,
Performance
Performance, performance, drawing shapes,
Personal cloud
Personal cloud, personal cloud,
Phone book
Phone book, phone book, drawing shapes,
Photo
Photo, photo, drawing shapes,
Plug
Plug, plug, drawing shapes,
Pound
Pound, pound, drawing shapes,
Power
Power, power, drawing shapes,
Power button
Power button, power button, drawing shapes,
Process
Process, process, drawing shapes,
Processing
Processing, processing, drawing shapes,
Puzzles
Puzzles, puzzles, drawing shapes,
Question sign
Question sign, question sign, drawing shapes,
Recovery
Recovery, recovery, drawing shapes,
Remote
Remote, remote, drawing shapes,
Repair
Repair, repair, drawing shapes,
Restore
Restore, restore, drawing shapes,
Rocket (Logic app)
Rocket (Logic app), rocket, logic app, drawing shapes,
Router
Router, router, drawing shapes,
Safety
Safety, safety, drawing shapes,
Schedule
Schedule, schedule,
Script
Script, script, drawing shapes,
SDK
SDK, drawing shapes, SDK,
Search (Scan)
Search (Scan), search, scan, drawing shapes,
Security
Security, security, drawing shapes,
Server
Server, server, drawing shapes,
Server rack
Server rack, server rack, drawing shapes,
Services
Services, services,
Sharing
Sharing, sharing, drawing shapes,
Shopping basket
Shopping basket, shopping basket, drawing shapes,
Sign in
Sign in, sign in, drawing shapes,
Smartphone
Smartphone, smartphone, drawing shapes,
Song
Song, song, drawing shapes,
Sound
Sound, sound, drawing shapes,
Stethoscope
Stethoscope, stethoscope, drawing shapes,
Stickman
Stickman, stickman, drawing shapes,
Subscription
Subscription, subscription, drawing shapes,
Sync
Sync, sync, drawing shapes,
Tablet
Tablet, tablet, drawing shapes,
Tech support
Tech support, tech support, drawing shapes,
Time
Time, time, drawing shapes,
Top rated
Top rated, top rated, drawing shapes,
Transfer
Transfer, transfer, drawing shapes,
Unlink
Unlink, unlink, drawing shapes,
Unlock
Unlock, unlock, drawing shapes,
Up
Up, up, drawing shapes,
Upload
Upload, upload,
User
User, user, drawing shapes,
Video mail
Video mail, video mail, drawing shapes,
View (visual)
View (visual), view, visual, drawing shapes,
Virus protection
Virus protection, virus protection, drawing shapes,
Waste bin
Waste bin, waste bin, drawing shapes,
Web
Web, web, drawing shapes,
Wifi
Wifi, wifi, drawing shapes,
Wireless
Wireless, wireless, drawing shapes,
Yen sign
Yen sign, yen sign, drawing shapes,

IDEF0 standard with ConceptDraw PRO

The activity of any organization is more or less branchy network of processes. The description of these processes is a hard technical task which requires definite methodology and standards. According to the IDEF0 standard any process can be described in the form of a block (Activity Box) which has inputs and outputs. The process consists in transformation of inputs into outputs under the influence of the management and in the presence of necessary resources. Outputs of the given process later on can be either inputs for the next process or resources, or management means. Read more

UI Patterns

The most convenient, useful and right way for software engineers, UI designers, UI developers is to use UI patterns in the process of developing any application for computer devices. The User Interface (UI) patterns are standardized solutions for common design problems. Read more
This office fire escape floor plan example shows layout of firefighting equipment and scheme of evacuation ways.
"Fire protection is the study and practice of mitigating the unwanted effects of potentially destructive fires. It involves the study of the behaviour, compartmentalisation, suppression and investigation of fire and its related emergencies, as well as the research and development, production, testing and application of mitigating systems. In structures, be they land-based, offshore or even ships, the owners and operators are responsible to maintain their facilities in accordance with a design-basis that is rooted in laws, including the local building code and fire code, which are enforced by the Authority Having Jurisdiction. Buildings must be constructed in accordance with the version of the building code that is in effect when an application for a building permit is made. Building inspectors check on compliance of a building under construction with the building code. Once construction is complete, a building must be maintained in accordance with the current fire code, which is enforced by the fire prevention officers of a local fire department. In the event of fire emergencies, Firefighters, fire investigators, and other fire prevention personnel called to mitigate, investigate and learn from the damage of a fire. Lessons learned from fires are applied to the authoring of both building codes and fire codes." [Fire protection. Wikipedia]
The example "Office fire and emergency plan" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Fire and Emergency Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
www.conceptdraw.com/solution-park/building-fire-emergency-plans Read more
Fire escape plan
Fire escape plan,  window, wall, left arrow, first aid, fire extinguisher, fire break glass, fire alarm, emergency phone, emergency contact information, door, black

Business Processes

The most worked out and commonly used methodology of business processes description is IDEF methodology. Besides business processes it allows to describe functional blocks, for example production and marketing. ConceptDraw lets creation of business processes description using IDEF0 and IDEF2 methods. Read more