Microsoft Visio vs React Diagrams

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Microsoft Visio vs React Diagrams: What are the differences?

What is Microsoft Visio? Diagramming made simple. Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience.

What is React Diagrams? A flow & process orientated diagramming library. It is a super simple, no-nonsense diagramming library written in react that just works. It is a flow & process orientated diagramming library inspired by Blender, Labview and Unreal engine.

Microsoft Visio and React Diagrams belong to "Diagramming" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Microsoft Visio are:

  • Versatile templates and thousands of shapes
  • Support for industry standards
  • Built-in validation

On the other hand, React Diagrams provides the following key features:

  • Open Source
  • TypeScript typings
  • React compatibility

React Diagrams is an open source tool with 4.16K GitHub stars and 602 GitHub forks. Here's a link to React Diagrams's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Microsoft Visio and React Diagrams
Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 1 upvote · 157.3K views

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.

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    What is Microsoft Visio?

    Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience.

    What is React Diagrams?

    It is a super simple, no-nonsense diagramming library written in react that just works. It is a flow & process orientated diagramming library inspired by Blender, Labview and Unreal engine.

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