Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter

When starting my new role at #Stessa, I needed a solution to start diagramming some of my #Architecture so I'd be able to share my views on #SystemArchitecture with the rest of the team.

Visualization is key. Especially when working with complex/distributed systems. You want to make sure everybody's got the same understanding of your approach, so you can better communicate, and start delegating more.

In the past, I had worked with #VisualParadigm for #UML, in both desktop and #SaaS version of the product. Also worked with #LucidChart We also looked at potential alternatives such as Microsoft Visio for instance.

Ultimately, my recommendation was & we closed on Lucidchart, as it won on couple of key aspects : #Team #Collaboration, #Integrations with #AWS for instance, and certain specific visualizations we were looking for / others didn't have.

This isn't just for #Engineering. I've seen Lucidchart being used by #Product Teams, #Network #Engineers, #IT Departments, #DevOps, or non-Engineering related teams.

READ LESS
Lucidchart for Engineering | Lucidchart (lucidchart.com)
1 upvote1 comment170.8K views
Auby Khan
Auby Khan
January 29th 2020 at 11:49AM

We use draw.io for our diagramming needs. It has lots of components and integrates well with Google Drive.

Reply
Avatar of Julien DeFrance

Julien DeFrance

Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter