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CDC File Transfer
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Jan 2023
Built this cdc tool for software update of embedded (Linux) systems and have deployed it with good enough performance on a couple of arm CPUs; https://github.com/oll3/bita
Though main goal has been keeping data usage low rather than speed up.
rsync, article 3: How does rsync work?
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Jul 2022
Nice write up. rsync is great as an application but I found it more cumbersome to use when wanting to integrate it into my own application. There's librsync but the documentation is threadbare and it requires an rsync server to run. I found bita/bitar (https://github.com/oll3/bita) which is inspired by rsync & family. It works more like zsync which leverages HTTP Range requests so it doesn't require anything running on the server to get chunks. Works like a treat using s3/b2 storage to serve files and get incremental differential updates on the client side!
KySync: A complete modern C++ rewrite of Zsync with 3x-10x+ performance boost
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Sep 2021
Very cool, thanks for sharing. I did a deep dive in the past into various syncing/binary diff protocols and really liked zsync. It was probably my top choice for the application I was designing but I ended up not using it. The library I did use is called bita: https://github.com/oll3/bita. It is inspired by the same family of projects as zsync. The main advantage I found with bita is that the core logic is encapsulated in a library so that you don’t only have to use the binaries but can integrate it directly into an application. I’d be curious to know if that’s in the plans for KySync.
Documentation as Code for Cloud - C4 Model & Structurizr
5 projects | dev.to | 2 Nov 2023
In the next post I'll deep-dive into the D2 language which also has a huge set of features. Stay tuned.
Inkscape Cloud Architect
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Oct 2023
10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Oct 2023
That site is created by the maintainers of D2, so it might be biased, but I still think D2 has the friendliest syntax of the bunch, including nomnoml.
Architecture diagrams enable better conversations
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Aug 2023
I've been using https://structurizr.com/ to automatically generate C4 diagrams from a model (rather than drawing them by hand). It works well with the approach for written documentation as proposed in https://arc42.org/. It's very easy to embed a C4 diagram into a markdown document.
The result is a set of documents and diagrams under version control that can be rendered using the structurizr documentation server (for interactive diagrams and indexed search).
I also use https://d2lang.com/ for declarative diagrams in addition to C4, e.g., sequence diagrams and https://adr.github.io/ for architectural decision records. These are also well integrated into structurizr.
Top 6 tools for text-based UML sequence diagrams
2 projects | dev.to | 16 Aug 2023
D2 is a modern declarative language for designing diagrams with text. It supports a variety of different diagram types as well as traditional UML sequence diagrams. D2 is free and open-source under the Mozilla Public License 2.0 license.
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Sequence Diagrams in MermaidJS
12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Jul 2023
BlockSuite: An open-source Notion-like editor with multiplayer support
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Jun 2023
Show HN: Databasediagram.com – Private, Text to Entity-Relationship Diagram Tool
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Jun 2023
The issue I have with a lot of these tools is they work fine when depicting relationships between tables in the same schema (talking mainly about PostgreSQL databases), but few support showing relationships between tables across different schemas.
Also, when the number of tables grows large, few have layouts arranged in an optimal way. I use D2 (https://d2lang.com/) to create ERDs. However, of the free layout engines available in D2, Dagre (https://github.com/dagrejs/dagre) and ELK (https://github.com/eclipse/elk) both don't have optimal placement of layouts for a sufficiently complicated database.
Dynamically generate Cloud System Architecture diagram
3 projects | /r/devops | 1 Jun 2023
There's always tools like https://d2lang.com/ which convert text to diagrams.
I want to contribute to open source but don't know where to start
9 projects | /r/golang | 28 Apr 2023
You're welcome in D2! I maintain a Text to diagram language, released a few months ago, 13k+ stars, I'm actively tagging issues that are good first issues, clean well-tested Go, and I'm happy to help you get that first merge in. Feel free to chime in on any issue that looks interesting! https://github.com/terrastruct/d2
What are some alternatives?
mermaid - Generation of diagrams like flowcharts or sequence diagrams from text in a similar manner as markdown
C4-PlantUML - C4-PlantUML combines the benefits of PlantUML and the C4 model for providing a simple way of describing and communicate software architectures
d3 - Bring data to life with SVG, Canvas and HTML. :bar_chart::chart_with_upwards_trend::tada:
mermaid-cli - Command line tool for the Mermaid library
diagrams - :art: Diagram as Code for prototyping cloud system architectures
Mermaid - Edit, preview and share mermaid charts/diagrams. New implementation of the live editor.
plantuml - Generate diagrams from textual description
text-to-diagram-site - Compare syntax, layouts, outputs between languages for generating diagrams with text.
TALA - A diagram layout engine designed specifically for software architecture diagrams
java - Structurizr for Java
kroki - Creates diagrams from textual descriptions!
flowchart-fun - Easily generate flowcharts and diagrams from text ⿻