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Diagrams(Draw.io), a Free Lucidchart
1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Jan 2022
Best practices for documenting PowerBI report
1 project | reddit.com/r/PowerBI | 18 Jan 2022
Regarding software, I've found diagrams.net to be incredible for this. Also, I believe a lightweight version of Visio online is now included with O365/M365 (Microsoft adds 'lightweight' Visio web app for no extra fee to Microsoft 365 for business plans)
1 project | dev.to | 1 Jan 2022
Also as a helper consider this simplified .prototype vs. proto diagram made by me (powered by @jgraph/drawio)
Truly Headless Draw.io Exports
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Jan 2022
https://github.com/jgraph/drawio/issues/774 is the ticket about the SVG FOs. Going to PDF and then to SVG in inkscape is an interesting idea, but then needs a server, that makes it harder for others to set the project up.5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Jan 2022
Foreign Object support in SVG is an optional part of the 1.1 SVG. Yes, it's true that only browsers support it in practice.
The reason for its usage is historic. Originally, this project was the underlying diagramming library only, that uses the SVG DOM for rendering. There was no application and no SVG export, that wasn't a function of the library.
FOs in SVG gave us the whole range of HTML in shape labels. So, as well as complex text formatting, we used it for tables, complex composites, etc. There a large legacy of shapes that use complex HTML for labels, we can't drop support for those.
The app itself came later and the SVG export function even later. It was fairly easy to generate because we can take it from the SVG DOM. But, converting HTML to SVG requires parsing the full HTML specification and generating the SVG to maintain compatibilty. This is an horrifically large task, it would require probably 5+ people full time, we don't have that resource.
I'm not sure calling it SVG is "tacky". It is part of the SVG 1.1 spec, albeit an optional one, it's not like it's isn't SVG at all. But yes, it causes confusion, thus the entry in the README , "It is not an SVG editing app, the SVG export is designed only for embedding in web pages, not for further editing in other tools."
Microsoft screwing over sysadmins again
1 project | reddit.com/r/sysadmin | 20 Dec 2021
If their users all have admin, they could already go buy Visio or Project or any of their competing products from a shop and install it. They could download trial versions from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-visio or https://www.diagrams.net/
Why Wolfram Tech Isn’t Open Source–A Dozen Reasons
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Dec 2021
You are conflating "open source" with "open contribution". https://github.com/jgraph/drawio#open-source-not-open-contri... explains it neatly:
> Similar to SQLite, diagrams.net is open source but closed to contributions.
> The level of complexity of this project means that even simple changes can break a lot of other moving parts. The amount of testing required is far more than it first seems. If we were to receive a PR, we'd have to basically throw it away and write it how we want it to be implemented.
> We are grateful for community involvement, bug reports, & feature requests. We do not wish to come off as anything but welcoming, however, we've made the decision to keep this project closed to contributions for the long term viability of the project.
Decision flow chart software
1 project | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 16 Dec 2021
www.diagrams.net - free, excellent. I used paid LucidChart for years, but recently downgraded to LucidChart Free while I switch to Diagrams.net.
Today's 30-in-30 release will feature the free open source online diagram software, diagrams.net (formerly draw.io)
1 project | reddit.com/r/Flux_Official | 13 Dec 2021
You can learn more here: https://www.diagrams.net/
How often are you writing UML diagrams in your professional software engineer job?
1 project | reddit.com/r/cscareerquestions | 11 Dec 2021
For more custom diagrams I have used diagrams.net (what Lucid Charts is based off of/uses).
How do you plan your codes, functions, and semantic? Planning software/tools?
1 project | reddit.com/r/nextjs | 22 Jan 2022
After those first drafts I start typing things into a project management application or a nicely formatted markdown file. The drawings initially stayed on paper but now they go here.
[Question] Use x220 tablet as drawing tablet on PC
1 project | reddit.com/r/thinkpad | 21 Jan 2022
Sorry for late reply. I found excalidraw seems to be promising. Do you have any even debloat/lighter choices that you recommend?
Products and Tools I Love and Use Regularly
9 projects | dev.to | 18 Jan 2022
Excalidraw: virtual whiteboard for sketches and wireframes
What's your favourite tool for creating system architecture diagrams?
1 project | reddit.com/r/ExperiencedDevs | 18 Jan 2022
Excalidraw. They just look so damn beautiful.
An app/tool for curating info/media gathered online for research purposes?
1 project | reddit.com/r/Screenwriting | 17 Jan 2022
It doesn't have digital whiteboards natively but you can get a plugin that integrates Excalidraw which serves the same purpose.
My 2022 Productivy Suite
5 projects | dev.to | 13 Jan 2022
Support for Excalidraw?
1 project | reddit.com/r/Supernote | 10 Jan 2022
I'm wondering if there is any way that someone has found, or if Supernote themselves would consider adding support for; https://excalidraw.com/
Open source to view API traffic for Kubernetes
4 projects | reddit.com/r/kubernetes | 10 Jan 2022
Created with https://excalidraw.com/ - thanks for asking!
Managing OrgPad's Clojure development in OrgPad
1 project | reddit.com/r/Clojure | 8 Jan 2022
Currently at work, we use https://excalidraw.com/ for brainstorming.
Looking for a note writing application.
1 project | reddit.com/r/software | 2 Jan 2022
You can try Excalidraw- https://excalidraw.com/
What are some alternatives?
HackMD - CodiMD - Realtime collaborative markdown notes on all platforms.
drawio-desktop - Official electron build of diagrams.net
tldraw - A tiny little drawing app.
mermaid - Generation of diagram and flowchart from text in a similar manner as markdown
obsidian-excalidraw-plugin - A plugin to edit and view Excalidraw drawings in Obsidian
docker-draw.io - Dockerized draw.io based on tomcat:9-jre11 & tomcat:9-jre8-alpine official image.
plantuml - Generate diagrams from textual description
penpot - Penpot - The Open-Source design & prototyping platform
asciiflow - ASCIIFlow
mirotalk - 🚀 WebRTC - P2P - Simple, Secure, Fast Real-Time Video Conferences Up to 4k and 60fps, compatible with all browsers and platforms.