UML and Web 2.0: a missing link

There are Web 2.0 applications to do almost anything. But I just found out that there does not seem to be any UML Web 2.0 application out there. I must admit I am not a big fan of these types of software engineering techniques, but from time to time, you do have to sketch out the design of your application and UML-like diagrams are a sane way to communicate your idea. But UML, almost by design, is meant to be a shared view of your design. This makes it a prime candidate for Web 2.0.

Sounds like a good start-up project.

Update. Eran accurately points out that Gliffy may do the job. Indeed. Nevertheless, there is still, I think, lots of open room for Web 2.0 applications having to do with programming. I’d love to do an entire non-trivial programming project using only Web applications (excluding any desktop application other than my browser).

Daniel Lemire, "UML and Web 2.0: a missing link," in Daniel Lemire's blog, July 16, 2007.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

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  1. Hi Daniel, check out out, we are 100% web based. Let us know what you think or if you need a walk through of the program. We’d love to give you a tour! Debi K gliffy

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