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Benefits

  1. More maintainable code makes teams move faster. At all times, developers are aware of the data model. This avoids conceptual errors, inefficient use of data, and duplication.
  2. Model as Code: clear visual documentation of your data model. Layout reads the data model and generates a visually appealing UML class diagram which is never out of date. Layout is based on world class layout algorithms for VLSI. See Examples.
  3. Automatic data persistence and replication. Objects and relations can be copied in or out from disk or network transparently. No custom serialization functions or translation layers from your objects to different storage paradigms are ever required. This tends to be more efficient than any other database or replication mechanism, see Benchmarks.
  4. Supports reusable bi-directional associations. Many real life relations are bi-directional such as Graph, Aggregate, and Finite State Machine, yet standard libraries support only uni-directional associations. This means bi-directional association implementations without Structured Data are not reusable and the data model is often not clear.
  5. Simple to start or migrate. Structured Data is extremely simple to use. It is simple to convert classes from standard libraries to Structured Data, limited to syntactical changes.