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

  1. macrumors regular


    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?


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  3. macrumors regular


    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.


    PS something eclipse compatible would also be a bonus :)
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Doxygen and Graphiz are what you want. Both of them have plugin frontends for Eclipse.
  5. macrumors 68000



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


    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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