Clear View Training is owned by Dr. Jim Arlow and Ila Neustadt.

We specialize in consultancy and training in OO analysis and design, UML modelling, BPMN, Metadata Management, Model Driven Architecture (MDA), requirements engineering and software engineering process design and implementation.

New book - Interactive Computational Geometry in Python!

Interactive Computational Geometry in Python, is now released. Click on the link in the sidebar for information and preview chapters. 

This book is an updated and expanded version of our popular “Interactive Computational Geometry - a taxonomic approach” ported from Mathematica to Python. It has some very useful extra material and greatly improved demonstrations and text. If you are not an experienced Mathematica programmer, you will find the Python code is much easier to undestand. In fact, when we made the port, we were delighted by just how simple and elegant the Python code turned out to be. We will no longer update the Mathematica version (although it will always remain available) and we consider “Interactive Computational Geometry in Python” to now be the definitive version of the text. Python is a great language for this sort of thing, and we hope and expect that moving to Python will make the book accessible to a much wider audience.

We are very excited about this book! We have developed a complete process, including software, for creating long-form texts as interactive Jupyter notebooks and this book is the first result of our efforts. If you need help writing your own book in Jupyter, or just need help working with notebooks, please contact us for training and consultancy.


Jim and Ila are authors of several best selling books on UML, BPMN and Model Driven Architecture. 

Our latest modeling book is “Secrets of Analysis”. This describes an approach to object oriented analysis called Generative Analysis. It tells you how to take unstructured, informal information, and, through a well-defined process of transformation, produce precise, structured information and ultimately UML models. If you ever wanted to learn the secrets of how experts perform great analysis and produce great UML analysis models, then this book is for you! We expect it will help re-establish OOA as a key discipline for the UML modeller/Business Analyst. Fed up with semantically weak user stories? Want to put some rigour back into your analysis process? This is the answer.

Also be sure to check out our “Introduction to BPMN 2”. We believe that this is the first interactive modeling textbook ever produced. It is an enhanced ebook with animations and interactive figures for the iPad and Mac. Animations show you precisely how the various BPMN modeling element work. The interactive edition is available in Apple iBook Store. It is also available in a non interactive PDF version for all other readers from Amazon. 

Bespoke technical authoring

We can help you author interactive texts in:

- Apple iBooks

- Jupyter

- Wolfram Language 

Future books

More or less as a hobby, Jim has been writing an interactive textbook on mathematics, music and musical set theory. There is a Wolfram Language version (which is rally just a scatch pad) and a version in Jupyter that will be published when Jim gets around to finishing it. If you are interested in these topics, contact us for details.

Training courses

Universities - we offer all of our training materials free to universities. All we ask in rerturn is that if there is a book associated with the materials, it is recommended as a course book.

Commercial organizations - all of our training courses are available for delivery or licensing. Contact us for details.

We offer:

- UML 2 and the Unified Process (of course!)

- Introduction to BPMN 2

- Miscellaneous OOAD/MDA/Metadata Management courses 

- Bespoke courses: if it is anything to do with modelling or UML we can do it!

- Any of the advanced topics from “Secrets of Analysis"

We have had very many satisfied clients including,  JP Morgan, British Airways, Vodafone, AVIVA etc. etc.

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