Package jlink

Hello, and welcome to the Javadoc API for JLink.


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Package jlink Description

Hello, and welcome to the Javadoc API for JLink. I'm glad you have made the decision to try out this library, and I'm fairly sure you wont be dissapointed.

My name is Jason Barraclough and I started writing JLink from a need to incorporate flowchart abilities in another application of mine. I felt that the existing libraries that were on the net were too complex for a simple flowcharting type application, and with manuals several hundred pages long, felt that it would be more easier (and fun) to write my own.

Note that the sole purpose of JLink is to create flow charts. If you are after a mathematical graphing library, this is probably not the correct solution for you (although, if you browse the jlink.flowchart.graph and jlink.flowchart.graph.maths packages it may well be comprehensive enough for you) However, if you have looked at the complex graph libraries and have said "But I just want to display a simple flow chart!!!" then this is what you are probably looking for!

JLink will be able to perform many useful tasks with flow charts when it nears completion. It will be able to serve images over the net, write to many formats (PDF, PNG, SVG, XML, binary and application format), search your charts intelligently, script charts (using Groovy, Perl, Python, Ruby, Javascript, LOLCODE, and JLink code) and much more.

Most importantly, even though there are heaps of features planned for JLink, the main aim of the project is to maintain simplicity above all else. A user should be able to look at the API and know how to solve an issue. This is what I want and dream that JLink will evolve to become.

Users who want to learn more about JLink and its features should consult this Javadoc reference and later (when I have time) consult the usage manual.

For a quick start in learning about the features, have a look at the package jlink.example, especially JLinkFeatures.

Above all else- ENJOY!