documentation tips

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by whitehexagon, Jan 26, 2008.

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    whitehexagon

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    Hi all,

    I'm doing some Java development under OSX and looking for some tools (preferably free) and tips for documenting the design.

    Mostly I'm thinking something to capture some class diagrams in UML format, some DB schema or ERD capture and something just for documenting the design. Although for the last items I'm kinda of happy using a wiki approach. So would need the above to export PNG for import into the wiki pages.

    What are other people using?

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Eraserhead

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    whitehexagon

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    I find javadoc a bit limiting, fine for class level documentation, but not the best beyond that. And I still need something for the diagramming.

    Cheers
    Peter

    PS something eclipse compatible would also be a bonus :)
     
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    yeroen

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    Doxygen and Graphiz are what you want. Both of them have plugin frontends for Eclipse.
     
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    crees!

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    GModeler

    You try GModeler. It's web-based and you can export it as XML. May or may not be all you're looking for.
     
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    whitehexagon

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    Thanks for the tips all! GraphWiz looked useful but gave a bad number in class file error. Someone also suggested Draw from open office which I trying out as well. cheers.
     

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