_ _ __ | (_)/ _| _ _ _ __ ___ | |_| |_ _ _ | | | | '_ ` _ \| | | _| | | | | |_| | | | | | | | | | | |_| | \__,_|_| |_| |_|_|_|_| \__, | __/ | |___/ umlify is a tool that creates uml class diagrams from your code <https://github.com/mikaa123/umlify>
umlify takes your ruby project's source code and creates an uml class diagram out of it.
gem install umlify
How to use
- Go to your gem project directory
- Open uml.html
If you want umlify to try to guess the types of the associations, use
umlify -s lib/*/* at step 2.
Here is umlify umlified:
- Tries to guess the types of the instance variables (smart mode)
- new Use RubyParser instead of regular expression as of v1.0.0
- new supports inhertiance (v0.4.2)
- supports associations (see "How to add associations to a diagram)
- supports methods and instance variables
How it works
umlify parses your source codes using regular expressions to build an uml diagram using yUML's api.
Note: Regexps parsing is really dirty. This point needs serious improvement
On dynamic languages
Ruby's extreme decoupling and duck-typing philosophy doesn't judge a class by its hierarchy. Thus, variables don't have a predefined type, which conflicts with uml's static typed object-model. The objective of this project isn't to bend uml's model to make it semantically comply with duck typing (by the use of interfaces, or other tricks), but to add a basic visual representation of the code of your project for documenting and helping maintainers.
How to add associations to a diagram
Because of the above point, there's no direct way to automatically draw associations between your classes. However, if you want an association to be shown on your diagram simply annotate your classes such as:
# type of @weapon: Rainbow class Unicorn def initialize weapon @weapon = weapon end end
If you use umlify with the
--smart option, it'll try to guess
the types of the associations based on the name of the instance
If you class variable is @duck, then it will try to create an association with the "Duck" class, if it exists.
If your variable is @ducks, it will try to create an association with a cardinality of '*' with a class called "Duck", if such a class exists.
If you are interested by this project (I hope you are!), you can send me your comments (mikaa123 at gmail), test the application and create some issue when you find a bug.
If you want to contribute, you can check the TODO, it's a good place to start. :) Just fork and send a pull request. I'd love to have some help.
Not having the expected results?
If you have found a bug, or if the results you obtained don't correspond to your code, you can raise an issue and link to your github project page.
Real project testing is way more efficient than on test cases. :)
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