UML Tools in the Cloud

We have several IDEs in the cloud such as:

(Update: How’s the timing? This blog post was written one day before Dion and Ben announced Bespin, the massively important open-source project to build an IDE in the cloud among many other things. Needless to say, Bespin has been added to the list!)

I would like to see more tools for UML tools to complement these online IDEs. I’m not talking about naieve enterprise silliness like model-driven architecture; I mean just some basic tools ot support basic sketching.

So here is a nice one Jeremy showed me: Web Sequence Diagrams. It’s based on a declarative text spec of the model, rather than endless, tedious, mouse clicking. A perfect example of the WYWSIWN (what you see is what you need) paradigm trumping WYSIWYG. Just a nice, simple, tool that lets you generate UML models in a matter of minutes, the most any agile practitioner would want to spend on them.

5 thoughts on UML Tools in the Cloud

  1. I tried to look at the examples you gave, only to discover that CodeIDE seems to have been usurped by something called “Siteheart”. This seems to be mostly concerned with getting money out of visitors rather than anything to do with coding. Thought you might like to know…

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