yWorks Year in Review: 2020

In retrospect, we found lots of bright moments among the challenges in 2020. Let’s revisit the highlights together. Surprises await…

Hacktoberfest 2020

Open-source software is crucial for the software industry. yWorks took part at Hacktoberfest 2020 to celebrate this during the month of October.

The Making of yFiles

Sebastian shows the journey of yFiles and our other products in this presentation and reveals some secrets of the past and what is to come in the future!

Case Study: JetBrains

As codebases grow larger, it becomes more and more important to keep an overview - especially for large software companies that work with a large number of developers on their software. Automatic UML and class diagrams can quickly and easily create this overview.

Case Study: Connect Our Kids

Visualizations can be found in places where you would not expect them in the first place. Diagrams can help social workers to find permanent homes for foster children.

yWorks releases version 2.3 of yFiles for HTML!

The series of new releases in 2020 of the yFiles family of diagramming software libraries starts with the 2.3 release of yFiles for HTML. With this release, once more, yWorks shows that it's the leading provider of professional high-quality graph diagramming software libraries. The 2020 set of releases contain break-through features that have not been available to software developers before. They enable both existing yFiles customers and software developers new to the product to create stunning new diagram visualization applications that have not been possible before.


Case Study: Visualizing Digital Innovation

How Appollo Systems used yFiles to create the first low-code development platform for visual business analyses and optimization on the market.

The Story behind the yWorks Logos

For almost 20 years now, we are in love with visualizations and graphs! So much so, that parts of our new Corporate Design were made with a tool built with our #yFiles diagramming SDK! You can read more about yFiles and the history of our logo here.

Hackathon at Stackoverflow Offices

During the GraphConnect 2018, we took part in a hackathon all around Neo4j at the offices of Stack Overflow and helped to build a Manhattan-based geospatial data visualization.

Recognizing graphs from images

Once a year the yWorks office is alive with a very special atmosphere: The project days. Small groups of developers gather together to work on projects that are not necessarily connected to the everyday work or the core products of the company. This year, four brave developers set out to new lands and tried to parse photos and screenshots of diagrams as actual yFiles graphs without ever having touched computer vision topics before. This is their story.