[TYPO3-50-general] Thoughts on UML tools for TYPO3 V5

Robert Lemke robert at typo3.org
Thu Nov 2 08:38:02 CET 2006

Hi Dan,

sorry for the delay ...

Dan Frost wrote:

> I've spent a little time thinking about UML tools for the development of
> TYPO3 v5.
> What do you think?

A code generator as you propose it can be very useful for creating 
certain kinds of components. It would be something like the kickstarter 
on steroids and could enable people to create clean code respecting the 
architecture and allow them to create flexible applications at the same 

As for the TYPO3 5.0 base components, which we develop at the moment, I 
don't think that code generation can help us - we'd actually need many 
of the components we're creating as a basis for the code generator. 
However, what we do need already is a good tool to parse the PHP5 code 
and create nice UML diagrams from it.

So, I'm all in favour of following your idea, it will make TYPO3 
component development much faster and easier.

If I look at the roadmap [1], it would make sense creating the final 
version of your tool after the third milestone because we need to know 
how the frontend libraries will look like.

Great ideas!


[1] http://typo3.org/teams/5.0-development/roadmap/

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