Web diagramming?

yUML [via Doug Finke]: "Create online UML diagrams in seconds from inside your blog posts, articles and documents." - I'd experimented with doing web based diagramming back in early 2002. This is an idea whose time has come, but not just for UML, for all kinds of connected diagrams. Flow charts, organization charts, data flow diagrams... the list goes on. The yUML guys use text to direct their diagram creation, back when I did my experiment I used OPML to create a hierarchal connected diagram because OMPL was a perfect fit for it. I used Visio, created a simple application to parse the OPML and turn it into something the Organization Chart Add-On could parse, executed Visio programatically, launched the Organization Chart Add-On programatically, generated the diagram, saved, and exited Visio. When I was thinking the web service through I figured the hardest part would be scaling of course, since I was using Visio to generate the drawings, but that's easy enough to work around.

This is great stuff, and I hope to see more in the future.

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