Testing booleans readably in Java

This surely is not the first or last musing on how to write ifs with boolean variables in Java. I normally just write it as IDEA suggests with its “simplify” correction (inspection is called “Pointless boolean expression”). However I never criticized anyone yet for their style of comparing the boolean variable to the literal true… Continue reading Testing booleans readably in Java

From IntelliJ IDEA to Eclipse (5)

It has been some time since I wrote last installment of this series – and much happened in the meantime. IDEA 10.5 was released (with full support of JDK 7) – and the whole beast is again a bit faster and better – though not without bugs. I’ll probably write a dedicated monologue about things… Continue reading From IntelliJ IDEA to Eclipse (5)

Skimming the world of UML tools

This is just another “skimming” and it will not be objective nor in depth. I needed to draw a few UML pictures and I prefer having some model behind. I honestly believe that tools should be easy, intuitive and just working. I remember how I liked IntelliJ IDEA right from the start (not that it… Continue reading Skimming the world of UML tools

From IntelliJ IDEA to Eclipse (4)

Today I’ll try to focus on key shortcuts more. And also the way you can customize them. In all cases when comparing shortcuts, the first one mentioned is Idea’s, the second is from Eclipse. While Idea has static Default Keymap Reference in its Help menu, Eclipse has Key Assist (Ctrl+Shift+L) – which is more handy… Continue reading From IntelliJ IDEA to Eclipse (4)

From IntelliJ IDEA to Eclipse (2)

This is hardly a guide, but it may still be useful – or just please random Idea users – whatever. 🙂 This is sort of continuation of my previous rant and I expect more to come when I find out how to do some stuff in Eclipse. All my pros about Eclipse still applies (EMF,… Continue reading From IntelliJ IDEA to Eclipse (2)