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NOT ON THE CURRENT EDITION
This blip is not on the current edition of the radar. If it was on one of the last few editions it is likely that it is still relevant. If the blip is older it might no longer be relevant and our assessment might be different today. Unfortunately, we simply don't have the bandwidth to continuously review blips from previous editions of the radarUnderstand more
May 2015
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Developing a software system by first creating a large number of detailed diagrams is an approach that, in our experience, does not compare favourably to the alternatives. However, describing a particularly complex and intricate part of the system with a diagram is usually a good idea, and the UML itself offers a number of useful and commonly understood diagrams. We like PlantUML for creating these diagrams because it allows expressing the intent behind the diagrams in a clear textual form, without having to fiddle with overloaded graphical tools. Having a textual form also allows versioning and storage alongside the source code.