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Containers
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Chess
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Tables
Sequence
Text
Code

Basic: An example of the most basic diagramming functions: create a box, give it a label, connect it to another box, label that connection. It also demonstrates shorthand ID substitution, if it exists in the syntax.

1hello
2w: world
3
4hello -> w: there
1@startuml
2
3[hello]
4[world] as w
5
6[hello] -> w: there
7
8@enduml
Features
Open source
License
MPL 2.0
GPL 3.0
Downloadable CLI
Server-side execution
Container edges
Released in
2022
2009
Maintanence
Compiler language
Go
Java
Editor support
Creator-made extensions for VSCode and Vim
Community-made extensions for VSCode, Vim, Atom
Themes
Friendly error messages
Images & Icons
Any URL
Sequence diagrams
SQL tables
Markdown
Code snippets
Accessibility
Autoformat

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