Creating Software Architecture with Modern Diagramming Tools

Stefan Hofer and Ashley Peacock explore various diagrams-as-code approaches, focusing on PlantUML, Structurizr, and Mermaid diagramming tools. Ashley emphasizes Mermaid’s GitHub integration and syntax similarities with PlantUML, making migration seamless.

Structurizr’s specialization in the C4 model and its unique DSL is highlighted. The conversation touches on the ease of code refactoring using Mermaid, making it a favorable choice. Stefan applauds Ashley’s book for guiding users through Mermaid, making diagrams as code accessible even for beginners. They speculate on the future integration of AI into diagram creation and note the enduring value of diagramming techniques, irrespective of specific tools.

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