Sequence Diagrams — Why we need them?
Have you ever tried to explain your system's flow concisely and make sure everybody was on the same page in a system design meeting or discussion? If yes, you probably faced this sweety challenge of exposing your ideas in a graphic way and that’s why you need a Sequence Diagram in your life.
Having that in mind, Sequence diagrams were born, where it will facilitate understanding how the pieces of your system are talking to each other.
“A sequence diagram shows, as parallel vertical lines (lifelines), different processes or objects that live simultaneously, and, as horizontal arrows, the messages exchanged between them, in the order in which they occur. This allows the specification of simple runtime scenarios in a graphical manner.” — Wikipedia
Ok, but how do we create the diagram?
Easy solution folks, go to this website: https://swimlanes.io/
You can share the diagram with your team or download it.
I have been using it a lot and the value you get from it is massive. I hope it helps you to turn your ideas into reality and have clarity on those difficult meetings trying to explain how the damn thing works. 😅
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