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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 9.7K GitHub stars and 884 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PlantUML's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses PlantUML?

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

52 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

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