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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).
Graphviz: Open-source graph visualization software
40 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Jan 2022
Dendron note taking extension for VS Code has Mermaid support builtin to its markdown renderer as well.
That's how I recently found that Mermaid can't handle graphs with no flow https://github.com/mermaid-js/mermaid/issues/122740 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Jan 2022
Poor man's Datacentre in Bangalore: Self-hosting on a DIY rack full of abandoned laptops
1 project | reddit.com/r/developersIndia | 18 Nov 2021
Mermaid is a nice tool for diagrams. Since it uses a Markdown-inspired syntax, it's good for adding it to version control.
Why is excalidraw so good?
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Nov 2021
I used to use it a bit to draw graphs, but I've since come across mermaid and it's even better for this task. It doesn't have the kind of flexibility a mouse based tool like excalidraw has but it's faster and easier to use for me.
A new mermaid extension
2 projects | reddit.com/r/mediawiki | 23 Sep 2021
Hi, guys. I made a new mermaid extension SimpleMermaid since semantic wiki's extension doesn't work for me (It has some weird bug and hasn't fix).
Is there a library to create a JIRA-like workflow diagram in Vue?
1 project | reddit.com/r/vuejs | 16 Sep 2021
How about mermaid? https://github.com/mermaid-js/mermaid
8 Ultimate ressources for learning Web Dev in 2021 #2
2 projects | dev.to | 29 Jun 2021
I am looking for software that will help me create this sort of data flow diagram
1 project | reddit.com/r/HelpMeFind | 22 Jun 2021
Mermaid can draw sequence diagrams. Here is an online editor
What's the best free Wiki System to document software?
4 projects | reddit.com/r/SoftwareEngineering | 10 Jun 2021
Integration with some syntax-based diagramming tools (Mermaid or similar) would be great as well.
Wish I did use this software earlier
3 projects | reddit.com/r/iawriter | 4 Jun 2021
What are some alternatives?
plantuml - Generate diagrams from textual description
excalidraw - Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams
C4-PlantUML - C4-PlantUML combines the benefits of PlantUML and the C4 model for providing a simple way of describing and communicate software architectures
HackMD - CodiMD - Realtime collaborative markdown notes on all platforms.
aws-icons-for-plantuml - PlantUML sprites, macros, and other includes for Amazon Web Services services and resources
markdown-preview-enhanced - One of the 'BEST' markdown preview extensions for Atom editor!
sphinx-diagrams - Rough Sphinx extension for diagrams
drawio-desktop - Official electron build of diagrams.net
Azure-PlantUML - PlantUML sprites, macros, and other includes for Azure services
OpenNote - OpenNote was built to be an open web-based alternative to Microsoft OneNote (T) and EverNote.