IoC visualization

Colin Clark colinbdclark at
Mon Feb 3 18:33:17 EST 2014

Hi Justin,

I will be trying out JSPlumb as part of a demonstration I’m planning for the Prosperity4All community about tooling to support in-browser visual development. My impression is that it’s a bit of an awkward library, but that it at least provides reasonable cross-device support (including on touch devices). It lacks a layout engine, so I’ll be using a library called Dagre to generate the layouts.

My impression is that, in the long run, we’ll want better tools than JSPlumb, but right now it seems to be the best out there. I’ll let you know what the reality of it is like.


On Jan 25, 2014, at 9:42 PM, Justin Obara <obara.justin at> wrote:

> Remember we were talking about IoC visualization last year. We still have a lot of open questions about how the data should be represented and how it should generated. Also we needed to know how technically to visually represent a complex IoC tree. And I suppose in the future be able to author them with a similar tool.
> I came across jsPlumb, tonight. I haven't dug into the code, but in terms of aesthetics and general functionality, it seems promising. It has cross browser support and is open source. I wonder what you think about it, and if it would be something we could use?
> You can view the source on github.

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