The Curse of IDEs

The Solution

About a year ago, a fellow programmer told me that I was wasting my time using Eclipse. I wasn’t ready to switch then, because I didn’t want to deal with the breakage that comes with changing my dev tools, but when I had a chance to catch my breath, I tried out IntelliJ Idea and found that, finally, my laptop feels like a 4 core machine with 32GB of RAM and an SSD.

If you use Eclipse, you owe it to yourself to try another IDE

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Or just any other great editor like Sublime Text or vim.

“Survey Says… I’m not the only one who is jaded when it comes to the UML. During the fourth week of October 2013, I ran a mini-survey exploring how people were approaching modeling, including the use of both UML and Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN). There were 162 responses and the survey details can be downloaded free of charge. Every respondent had heard of UML (as I mentioned earlier, UML truly is ubiquitous), but 26% had never heard of BPMN. Only 13% found UML to be very useful, and 45% indicated that UML was useful but they could get by without it. An additional 20% indicated that UML was more trouble than it was worth, and 22% indicated that they don’t use UML at all (although 10% of that subset indicated that they had looked at a UML diagram within the past month). In short, the OMG has been very successful in marketing the UML, but not so successful in producing something people find useful.”

Hello World

2.0.0-p247 :001 > puts “Hello World”