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Compendium-TA

Compendium-TA is a generic modelling tool; diagrams, outlines, entities, relationships. All this and more in one powerful integrated package.

Unfortunately we do not have the time to provide the support, or updates, that a commercial product deserves. So we have decided to give Compendium-TA away free.

Quick Info
Compendium-TA is now Free
Register the download with the following details
UserName: Free User
Code: 3D54-36DD-6195-0915-2C36-6BA3-1B75-070B-5E68

Quick Downloads:
install [.exe] [Mirror1] | [.zip] [Mirror1]

Platform Compatibility:
Windows 95, Windows98, Windows ME, NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP.
Not Linux, Mac, Palm, or PocketPC.

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download the current version and register with the free username and password below.

Compendium-TA is now Free
Register the download with the following details
UserName: Free User
Code: 3D54-36DD-6195-0915-2C36-6BA3-1B75-070B-5E68

Case Studies

Generating web site news and rss feed

web and rss casestudy pdf

This article will describe the use of Compendium-TA and the internal scripts and processes we used at Compendium Developments for creating all the news information on this site.

The news at Compendium Developments was divided into a number of categories. The most recent items from the WebWatch category were shown on the front page, all other items were stored in category archives and an rss feed was generated for all the most recent items across all categories.

This document is supported by the entity definition files used, and all mentioned scripts. You should feel free to customise any of these for your own use, or use the supplied files directly.

[read pdf] install: [.zip][.exe]

Tip: Getting Compendium-TA graphs in SVG format

Compendium-TA and svg casestudy

This article will describe the conversion of Compendium-TA graphs into SVG format and the use of the free OpenOffice tools to do so.

Tips covered include: Compendium-TA graphs should all have the fonts set correctly before exporting, and the OpenOffice scaling should be from the context menu instead of resizing with drag

[read pdf]

Addon Installs

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Downloads

Full Installs

Version

Description

Date

Installs with online dependency download (recommended):

v1.4.81
.exe
[Download]
(7 meg)

.zip
[Download]
(7 meg)

Full install of the current version of the application.

The install routine will scan your system for the dependencies below and if missing will download and install them for you. If you do not want this functionality then please use one of the download links beneath the release note link.

It behaves as the Test Analyst Edition so you get to use all the functionality of the system.

Installs without online download ability:

  1. Minimal version with no dependencies included [Download]
  2. Application with VB Runtimes only (not dcom, mdac, scripting etc.)[Download]
  3. Full Install for 98, ME, NT 4.x (20 meg)(VB Runtimes, dcom, mdac, jet, scripting) [Download]

28/May/2008

Example Model
[Download]
(600 Kb)

The Example Database as a self extracting zip. This is the database that we use use to track Compendium-TA development and is as good a way as any to see how to use the program.

01/June/2004

Dependencies
This program requires a number of files which most target users of this software will already have installed on their system. They have not been included in most of the setup files in order to keep the size of the download to an acceptable level and minimise version incompatibilities between operating system versions.

These dependencies are:

Visual Basic 6.0 service pack 5 runtimes:
If the system does not run at all once it is installed then you need to download these from microsoft directly (Q290887)

MDAC:
The system will test for the installation of this, and prompt you if it is not installed and you can download them from clicking on the link provided in the application or from microsoft directly www.microsoft.com/data

JET:
The system will test for the installation of this and prompt you if it is not found. Jet can be downloaded directly from microsoft. (kb:271908)

DCOM:
The system will test for the installation of these, prompt you if they are not found and provide a button which will take you to the download location, alternatively you can download them from microsoft directly if you are on Windows 95 or Windows 98

Microsoft Scripting:
The reporting and macro parts of Compendium-TA rely on Microsoft Scripting technology this is installed with later versions of Internet Explorer but if you find the reporting functionality missing then you need to install it and can get the install from www.microsoft.com/scripting

 

Addon Installs

 

Examples

Examples which illustrate how to use the system.

  • unitTesting.exe : macros I used during unit testing which give an example of the power of the API - you can create an entire model from a macro!
  • Example Model: [Download][Mirror1] (600 Kb)
    The Example Database as a self extracting zip. This is the database that we use use to track Compendium-TA development and is as good a way as any to see how to use the program.

 

Optional Install Components

  1. The dot distribution is available for download from the Graphviz site directly to get the most recent version.
  2. example test entities in text import format and example matrix output entitydefns.zip (24/1/02)