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Stephen Cassels

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Test driving PlantUML in


Using PlantUML to model UI events with

I’m using a node module from Neil Crawford to ease the creation of software diagrams using Plant UML, Neil blogged about it on where he covered set-up in so I’ll not repeat that here.

The bonus PlantUML brings is the speed and clarity with which concepts can be created; text based image authoring really encourages iterating and boosts creativity as we search for meaning.

PlantUML is easy to learn and I’ve enjoyed creating the following diagrams.

Modelling Activity Diagrams

PlantUML generated Activity diagram for Gear-Size rendering.

Modelling UI Sequence

PlantUML generated Sequence diagram for Gear-Size rendering.