Tell HN: Use diagrams.net (formerly drawio) for most of your diagrams

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  • excalidraw

    Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams

    Agreed -- Excalidraw is also awesome! Link for the lazy:

    https://excalidraw.com

    They do have reusable sets of diagrams now, they're called "libraries":

    https://libraries.excalidraw.com

  • plantuml

    Generate diagrams from textual description

    I've been using a system called PlantUML for a while that allows you to create diagrams using plaintext, there are plugins for VSCode and Word and support in Gitlab is available:

    https://plantuml.com/

    https://www.planttext.com/

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

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