Documentation as Code for Cloud - C4 Model & Structurizr

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  • ripmail

    Repository for the self-destructing email service used in my Documentation as Code series

    Info Notice: 👉 I've setup a GitHub repository with the code I'll be using in the next sections. Feel free to clone from here.

  • blog

    Blog content of (by dorneanu)

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  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • C4-PlantUML

    C4-PlantUML combines the benefits of PlantUML and the C4 model for providing a simple way of describing and communicate software architectures

    C4-PlantUML: Export your model as C4-PlantUML diagrams.

  • java

    Structurizr for Java (by structurizr)

    Structurizr is used for describing and visualizing architecture using the C4 model. One of the main selling points is the fact you can define an entire (IT) architecture model using text. A typical model consists of:

  • d2

    D2 is a modern diagram scripting language that turns text to diagrams.

    In the next post I'll deep-dive into the D2 language which also has a huge set of features. Stay tuned.

  • Onboard AI

    ChatGPT with full context of any GitHub repo. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at

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