Archive for February, 2010

Introduction to UML 2 Sequence Diagrams

Linked on Feb 13 at 0:09

I’ve been tasked with creating some UML sequence diagrams for an existing product. It’s not really my idea of a good time, either. Any book I have access to is rather dry and short on real-world examples on the topic. This page provides some sequence diagrams of varying detail.

Lumpy: UML in Python

Linked on Feb 11 at 1:46

If I’m tasked with building some UML diagrams of someone else’s Python code, I’ll be damned if I have to do it manually. Lumpy generates UML from a running Python process. Here’s hoping.

Mandelbrot Fractal Set Trip To e214 HD

Linked on Feb 10 at 21:29

“The final magnification is e.214. Want some perspective? a magnification of e.12 would increase the size of a particle to the same as the earths orbit! e.21 would make a particle look the same size as the milky way and e.42 would be equal to the universe. This zoom smashes all of them all away. … Read more

Fear/knowledge curve

Linked on Feb 10 at 5:04

I first saw this chart a few years ago and have since used it numerous times to explain why some software developers are brash and stupid, others are mediocre and paralysed, while the best are confident, fearless and effective. Every time I bring this chart up in conversation, I wish I had a copy to … Read more