I needed a quick and dirty way to see the class hierarchy and interface implementation of about 40 to 50 classes / interfaces in a small Java program. I didn’t need proper UML analysis / format or anything fancy. So a quick Python script + Graphviz did the job.
Having contrasted Quora, positively with StackOverflow, I find that Quora is also starting to play the “word-shaping” game by which either an algorithm or a tone-deaf moderator decides to constrain how you are allowed to express your questions 🙁 No idea why they really feel the need to do this. But it basically has the […]
I have to write a fucking custom Tuple class in my Java program just to have a function that returns a pair of values?
Someone on Quora asked me to answer a question on my personal history of using Java. It became a kind of autobiographical confession. I’ve never had a good relationship with Java. My first OO experience was with Smalltalk. And that spoiled me for the whole C++ / Java family of strongly typed, compiled OO languages. […]
Question : Hey Phil, do you actually do any programming these days? Answer : Yes. Quite a lot at the moment. Though it’s a bit all over the shop. I’m dipping a toe into Android programming. (And, hmmm … Java …. I thought I’d got over my Java hangups by doing a lot of Processing, […]
An idea for an Android GUI designer. Interesting to see the state of the art here. It’s an improvement on XML … but still, not as far forward as you’d hope.
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