## TiddlyWiki for System Design and Documentation

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 10:52:16 -0300 (CLST)

I've never been a fan of Wikis in the past.  However, I am using
TiddlyWiki - http://www.tiddlywiki.com/ - in two different scenarios and
I'm very imprssed with the results.

First, I am using it to design the process needed for POJO Workflows -
http://www.acooke.org/cute/HowToMakeP0.html - where it has proved
invaluable in structuring my thoughts.  I use two kinds of entries, which
correspond roughly to sequence and class diagrams (processes and
components).  Keeping each entry small and cross-linking makes it easy to
detect inconsistencies in the design.  The advantages are similar to UML -
specification.

TiddlyWiki helps here because it's quick and easy to use, requires no
configuration, and can easily be embedded as part of the final system
documantation.

Second, I am using it to create a summary of the system at work.  I am
using a similar approach - entries for both processes and services - but
Andrew