DATE: Monday, July 6, 1998

Object International announced today the release and general availability
of Together/J 2.0. Together is the first platform-independent UML modeler
that delivers *simultaneous* round-trip engineering. The Whiteboard Edition
is available free for a limited time from

Object International also announced the upcoming release of two additional
products: Together/C++ and Together Enterprise, will ship later this

BEST OF BREED. The independent Java-development organization Mozilla
recently selected Together/J over all other Java modeling tools
( Mozilla is now posting
Together-generated multiframe HTML documents on the web. “One diagram is
worth 100 lines of documentation. And when you can generate a complete,
easy to read HTML documentation and publish it on the Web, you have got a
great tool to share your knowledge. That’s one of the things I appreciate
with Together/J” reports Thierry Bezecourt ( of
Jazilla. To view an example, visit

Miko Matusumura (, the Java Evangelist at Sun’s Java
Division, said, “Together/J is a killer app for seeing, learning, and
guiding the process of object design and the icing on the cake is that it’s
written in Java!”

Java Report (7-98) reports, “[TJ is] a mind-blowing enhancement to the
repertoire of all Java developers from novice to guru.”

FOUR EDITIONS. Together is available in four editions: Whiteboard,
Standard, Developer, and Enterprise.

The Whiteboard Edition features simultaneous design-and-code editing,
supporting the way designers and programmers really work: design first, or
code first, or do some of both at the same time. Developers use it on
brand-new projects; developers use it on existing projects, too. This
edition features UML class and package diagrams. The Whiteboard Edition
delivers simultaneous round-trip engineering for Java. The Whiteboard
Edition is intended for solo programmers, building applications in Java or
C++; it is also intended for analysts, designers, and programmers who wish
to take Together for a spin. Free for a limited time.

The Standard Edition adds multiframe HTML documentation generation and
wall-chart printing. This edition features UML class and package diagrams.
This edition includes external tools access (launch an editor or IDE; or
interact directly with a version control system). The Standard Edition
delivers simultaneous round-trip engineering for Java. The Standard Edition
is intended for designers and programmers working in a small company,
building applications in one language. US price: $750

The Developer Edition adds customizable code construction and customizable
reverse engineering. This edition features a family of UML diagrams:
use-case, package, class, sequence, collaboration, and state diagrams, key
ingredients for serious application development. This edition also includes
Rational Rose import and export. The Developer Edition delivers
simultaneous round-trip engineering for Java. The Developer Edition is
intended for analysts, designers, and programmers working in a mid-size
company, building applications in one language. US price: $2400

The Enterprise Edition adds essential features for enterprise-wide
application development. It features very flexible, fully customizable
documentation generation and information export, using Java itself as the
scripting language. The Enterprise Edition delivers simultaneous round-trip
engineering for multiple languages. The Enterprise Edition is intended for
analysts, designers, and programmers working in a large company, building
applications in multiple languages across the enterprise, and generating
corporate-standard or government-standard documentation. US price: $3600

FEATURES. Together includes these features (new 2.0 features are marked
with asterisks):

1. Simultaneous round-trip engineering

2. UML: use-case, package, class, sequence, collaboration*, and state. Plus
Coad: object models and scenario views*

3. Fully customizable* code construction and round-trip engineering

4. Large project support: display control (by element, by category), view
management with autoupdate (physical and logical package content), source
and diagram-layout files (as scalable as your file system itself)

5. Documentation generation (HTML doc gen. Frames and image maps of all
diagrams.* Clicking on a class member in the generated image displays the
corresponding text documentation.*)

6. External tools access* (invoke your favorite Editor, IDE, or version
control system directly from within Together)

7. Import from and export to Rose*

8. IDL generation*

9. Extensive configurability* (key system properties are now modifiable in
configuration file, including: text editor tab size, highlighting of
diagram elements, code generation and parser blueprints, file templates,
default stereotype list, stereotypes in color)

10. Versatile in-place diagram editing (Full-declaration editing of
attributes and operations.* In-place editing of link labels, roles, and
cardinalities.* Optional auto-detection and display of dependencies.*)

11. Fully customizable information export* (Java API to Together’s
transient repository; user-definable scripts for generating custom
documentation, metrics, and other outputs)

12. Tested for NT, 95, Solaris, Linux, and OS/2

ABOUT OBJECT INTERNATIONAL. Object International, Inc. (Raleigh, NC)
develops and delivers workshops, tools, and consulting for software
development teams worldwide. Peter Coad is president and founder of the
company (founded in 1986). For more information, visit

Object International Software Ltd. (Stuttgart, Germany) develops and
delivers products and workshops for building better applications. Dietrich
Charisius is architect of Together/J and founder of the company (1991). For
more information, visit

The Together product-line site is

Contact Frank Baker at Object International (, 919-773-1063) or
Frank Sterkmann at Object International Software (,