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January 2015 [Cradle-7.0]

3SL Newsletter

IBM® Rational® DOORS® Trade-in Program

3SL is preparing to launch a DOORS trade in program where companies with active DOORS licenses can trade them in for parallel Cradle licenses and pay only maintenance. On many occasions we hear a project, company or users would be glad to switch to Cradle but the existing investment in DOORS was too extensive to leave. Maintenance on Cradle's licenses is less expensive than DOORS maintenance, providing a day-one cost benefit with margin remaining to cover costs for training and data conversion. Click here for more information...

Conformance Checker

The Conformance Checker in Cradle applies standard or user defined rules of good style to detect cases where textual information can be improved. Click here to see an example and where to set the rules for your project.

Ada is Still Alive

An article published by a professor at George Washington University this past November highlights a list of organizations still actively using the Ada programming language in their systems. Does your organization still use Ada? One of the popular topics related to continued use of Ada is the lack of programmers with hands on experience. Transitioning to newer programming languages or converting to a COTS product can be a daunting task. Continuing to update the existing code can be problematic. Click here for more information...

Next Free Cradle Class

3SL will host its next free 3-day Cradle User Course in Huntsville April 7-9. The class utilizes Cradle-7, so it could be a good resource as you upgrade from an earlier version. Please call or email us to reserve a spot.

Blogs, Case Studies and Resources

What do you read? Where do you go to get information on requirement management or systems engineering? 3SL is adding a section to our website for External Resources. If you have a favorite group, blog, web site or case study let us know. Do you have a good success story with Cradle you would like to get published? If you send us a link, we will always ask the author for permission before we put a link on our site. Check out this resource for a study on the ROI for Systems Engineering. Email us your favorites for consideration.

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