Domain Modeling Diagram!
As i was trying to make relationships while modeling a new project i’m working on, it crossed my mind to have a visual representation of how it would all look like. I had already made my mind-map before starting to work on the project but that did not answer the question “How can i visualize existing projects?”
So i decided to do some digging around and it did not take me long to find out 2 of my favorite Gems.
Railroady & Rails-erd
My personal favorite is Railroady, i just think it has more options out of the box when compaired to Rails-erd.
Here is a small tutorial on how to set it all up in an existing rails project.
install comming soon…
configure comming soon…
see comming soon…
Now lets automate it all!!
I created this bash script to do all the work for us.
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#!/bin/bash railroady -a -i -l -m -j -M -t --all-columns --engine-models --show-belongs_to -o _models_diagram.dot railroady -a -i -l -j -C --engine-controllers -o _controllers_diagram.dot railroady -a -i -l -j -A -o _acts_as_state_machine.dot echo "3 Done." sleep 1 rake erd attributes=foreign_keys,primary_keys,timestamps,inheritance,content disconnected=true filename=_models_diagram2 filetype=dot indirect=true inheritance=true markup=true notation=bachman orientation=horizontal polymorphism=true sort=true sleep 2 echo "All Done!" #git add . #git commit -m "Generated new domain model diagrams! $( date +%d-%m-%Y__%H:%M:%S )" open _models_diagram.dot