"How we got 1,500 GitHub stars by mixing time-tested technology with a fresh UI"
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14567492
Money quotes are:
"But after looking at the source code we found a fatal flaw in this tool: it used Graphviz — a decades old tool written..."
"...After a little research, we found the best library for the task— Cytoscape.js. ..."
... Although the code was much cleaner, the end-result was much worse compared to the original tool. Completely unusable.
It appeared that there is no way for cytoscape.js to have edges that don’t cross nodes. "
"...Don’t judge code by it’s age. Especially if it was written by tech giants such as AT&T Labs"
Turns out drawing/visualizing graphs is a really hard problem!
can you please elaborate a bit more about why you think graphviz has a negative impact?
Can you name some?