Re: Unique Documentation

Subject: Re: Unique Documentation
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 11:43:59 -0700

John Posada wrote:
>> I am developing very innovative (I really doubt if anyone has done this
>> before) software documentation for a larger scale web-based systems.
>> Basically, I am creating data flow diagrams to then create web sites that
>> show the systems at a high level.
> are right, what you are describing sounds very useful, but it has been done before.

Yeah. I've done similar dynamic drill-down diagrams for really complex
software architectures. The first one was in 2002 and implemented with
clickable GIF images on web pages on an intranet; the second was in
2005 and was done in visio.

As John says the biggest problem was with maintenance as the system was
dynamic and constantly changing. The web-based diagram was a particular
PITA to keep updated and once I left the company I'm told it rapidly
went out of date.



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