ASCII Data Modeling Tool – Amazing Stuff!

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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:

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

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:

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

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

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.

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