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Creating system diagrams for a small app

I am learning system design (on my own) and still I am not clear on a few things. Assume there is a simple application with a front-end and a database for storing of the data. In the system ...
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What diagram would be the best to describe the situation

I am working on a software integrated with the hardware component. I need to create a simple diagram to express that: Certain activity runs in a cycle (the device continously monitor a temperature) ...
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What should be used to diagram an application's internal architecture?

I have an application that has several dependencies, including a Matlab library and a Microsoft Windows Media Player ActiveX control. How would I graphically depict the internal architecture of this ...
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How to depict Import a file action in the Sequence diagram

Everyone says sequence diagrams are so easy but I just cannot figure this out. Basically user clicks on an 'Import from temp folder' button, the program opens a window with a list populated with ...
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Looking to create a custom, graphical editor for a data model using HTML5 and SVG

I need to create a graphical editor for our data model that works in an HTML5 compliant browser. I am looking for a proper library/framework to build on. The model is stored as xml, but that should be ...
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Recommended ways for getting a good grasp of inherited software

So you've inherited a large codebase that you need to make substantial changes to and you wish to get a pretty complete understanding of the software before starting. Would you diagram it? If so, ...
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Making an attractive, yet still technical architecture diagram

Does anyone have any advice for making an "attractive" software architecture diagram? My manager told me to make my current architecture diagram (which was built just using Visio and basic icons) more ...
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How do you diagram global or shared state?

Say you're building an FSM for something like a game and you've got states like: MainMenu Options SinglePlayer MultiPlayer Your state diagram might look something like this: Now say you have a ...
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Would you use UML if it kept stakeholders from requesting changes frequently? [closed]

As much as programmers hate to document their code/system and draw UML (especially, Sequencing, Activity and State machine diagrams) or other diagramming notation, would you agree to do it if it kept ...
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Are Nassi-Shneiderman diagrams actually used? [closed]

I learned about them in a Structured Programming course, but never saw them used thereafter either at the analysis phase or for documentation purposes. Not even for highly structured languages like ...
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How often do you use Formal UML?

I used ad-hoc MUML (made-up modeling language) to design and explain system fairly frequently. It looks similar to UML and tends to be pretty well understood. However, I've had a professor or two ...