ASCII Data Modeling Tool – Amazing Stuff!

May 2, 2009
78 Views

I saw a tweet by @EelcoVisser about yUML, an online tool to create UML models from text.  This page, by Tobin Harris, allows you to create small and quick class models right from text.

So I entered the follow text:

[Customer]<>1->*[RetailTransaction], [RetailTransaction]<>1->*[RetailTransactionLineItem], [RetailTransactionLineItem]<>1->*[RetailTransactionLineItemModifier], [BusinessDay]<>1->[RetailTransaction]

and the page generated the following model:

image

From just that text.  You can also generate more detailed class diagrams and Use Case diagrams:

image

I created this Use Case from a recent  ….


I saw a tweet by @EelcoVisser about yUML, an online tool to create UML models from text.  This page, by Tobin Harris, allows you to create small and quick class models right from text.

So I entered the follow text:

[Customer]<>1->*[RetailTransaction], [RetailTransaction]<>1->*[RetailTransactionLineItem], [RetailTransactionLineItem]<>1->*[RetailTransactionLineItemModifier], [BusinessDay]<>1->[RetailTransaction]

and the page generated the following model:

image

From just that text.  You can also generate more detailed class diagrams and Use Case diagrams:

image

I created this Use Case from a recent bad experience with Direct Energy:

image

Amazing stuff.  Because this page serves the image, you can make use of this for quick (and SMALL) data model to be posted to our discussion groups.

Very fun, and a great idea.

Create UML diagrams online in seconds, no special tools needed.