What is Catalysis
Catalysis is a next generation approach for the systematic business-driven development of component-based systems, based on the industry standard Unified Modeling Language (UML). In development and application since 1992, it has been used by Fortune 500 companies in fields including finance, telecommunication, insurance, manufacturing, embedded systems, process control, flight simulation, travel and transportation, and systems management. Catalysis is a non-proprietary method, in use in many projects, and supported by tools and related products and services from several companies. The original developers of Catalysis are Desmond D'Souza and Alan Wills, who co-authored the first Catalysis book.
The next generation of Catalysis-based approaches to modeling and architecture is available from Kinetium.
In the context of system modeling and software development, the name describes an approach which makes the development process more repeatable, scalable, and effective. Catalysis is a service mark of ICON Computing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Platinum Technology.
Catalysis defines a systematic and flexible process to:
What this site is about
This site is a shared resource for information related to Catalysis, providing examples, discussion forums, conference tutorials and seminars, papers and presentations about the method, a light-weight Catalysis process, design patterns and architectural frameworks, summary and reference experiences from projects that are using Catalysis, and help with both commercial and academic adoption of the method.
We welcome your suggestions on making this site more useful to you. We also welcome any content contributions to this web site, including examples, technical comments, papers, discussion group contributions, pointers to Catalysis-related activities, events, or news, etc.