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Building Diagrams in Mermaid

Michael Bourgon tries out Mermaid:

Just found out about this the past month. 

I like diagrams for my documentation, and I detest making it. I also would like to build it via script, since that’s more useful.

I used Mermaid to create a series of architectural diagrams a couple years back. It was a reasonably good experience, although you have to keep in mind that you don’t get pixel-perfect designs and certain concepts can be difficult to represent. Even so, it’s quite alright for straightforward diagrams and includes support for icon sets for a variety of cloud and on-premises environments.