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What is PlantUML?

It is used to draw UML diagrams, using a simple and human readable text description. Be careful, because it does not prevent you from drawing inconsistent diagrams. So it's more a drawing tool than a modeling tool. It is a component that allows to quickly write Sequence diagram, Usecase diagram, Class diagram, Object diagram, Activity diagram, Component diagram, Deployment diagram, State diagram, and Timing diagram.
PlantUML is a tool in the Diagramming category of a tech stack.
PlantUML is an open source tool with 7.4K GitHub stars and 735 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PlantUML's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses PlantUML?

15 companies reportedly use PlantUML in their tech stacks, including Buzzvil, JustChunks, and esa.

35 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PlantUML.

PlantUML's Features

  • UML diagram from textual description
  • Sequence diagram,Use case diagram
  • Class diagram
  • Object diagram
  • Activity diagram
  • Component diagram
  • Deployment diagram
  • State diagram
  • Timing diagram

PlantUML Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PlantUML?
It is a free online diagram software for making flowcharts, process diagrams, org charts, UML, ER and network diagrams. It is an open platform where you can create and share diagrams. It’s integrated with the tools you already use.
Solution for visual communication. Create online flowcharts, diagrams, UML sketches, and ER models.
Microsoft Visio
Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience.
It is an online whiteboard for teams to collaborate, brainstorm, map out flows, and more. It is easy to learn and fun to use, so anyone can participate and share their ideas.
It is the most professional and popular mind mapping tool. Millions of people use it to clarify thinking, manage complex information, run brainstorming and get work organized.
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