System Designer is an IDE for building applications driven by the model.
No matter the frameworks you use and the code you write, the most important is the model that you define to create your application. System Designer helps you to design this model and to generate the classes and components to build your application.
DESIGN YOUR APPLICATION WITH UML
System Designer uses UML, a standard, to define your model. So you probably already know how to create a model in System Designer even if you have never run it.
The definition of the model is stored on a JSON format called MSON. With MSON you can define types, classes, one to one / one to many relationships and multi inheritance between classes.
CODE THE BEHAVIOR OF YOUR MODEL
Once you have created your model, System Designer generates the skeletons of all your methods. You only have then to add your code to implement them.
System Designer provides you helpers to manage your components. You can easily navigate threw your components to create your application.
CREATE COMPONENTS GRAPHICALLY
There is no need to code to instantiate a component. Create a component in System Designer is like creating a document in a NoSQL Database.
In fact, System Designer acts as an ODM (Object-Document Mapper) to manage your components as NoSQL Documents.
RUN YOUR APPLICATION
You can run your application directly from System Designer and then export it to HTML, JSON or a Node.js module.
Because you have defined a model for your application, a Dynamic Type Check is done on every action of your application. All warnings are send and shown in System Designer.
DEBUG YOUR APPLICATION
System Designer can load the model of any application that runs on the browser or on Node.js. You can see the schemas, models, components and methods of the running application and you can edit them.
All modifications to the model done inside System Designer will be send to the running application. There is no need to reload to see your modifications.
DESIGN ON THE GO
System Designer can be used on macOS, iPad, Android or any browsers. You can also install it in your project: System Designer requires no backend to work, it is a full web application.
System Designer has a Github module to synchronize your work between all these apps. You can begin your design on your Mac and then continue it on your iPad.
Added: some apis are now OSGi compliant. Examples: systems have now a start and a stop methods,
Improved: add more options on Github sync dialog,
Improved: add more options on export dialog,
Fixed: many bug fixes and
Updated: internal libs.
System Designer (com.ecarriou.systemdesigner) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.
The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is System Designer 160826.