updated 04:10 pm EST, Wed January 2, 2008
QuickCRC dev app ships
Excel Software has begun shipping QuickCRC, a Universal Binary application designed for responsibility-driven design of object-oriented software using CRC cards. The new application runs three times faster on new Intel-based Macs, according to Excel, handling up to 10,000 CRC cards with all design information in memory. Editing changes are instantly reflected throughout the model, ensuring every name and relationship reference is always accurate. QuickCRC is priced at $300 for a single-user license, and requires Mac OS X 10.1 or later.
Software designers can single step through a design pattern to see how a set of classes will respond to an external event, and can automatically arrange cards on the screen by relationships or group them into named diagrams. Users can print card information, produce a text or HTML report, or export to a text file. Exported design data is usable in QuickUML, MacA&D, or WinA&D to generate UML class diagrams in seconds, according to the company.
QuickCRC also includes a new search capability to locate cards with specific data, as well as other enhancements for diagram captions and color.