UML tooling

Love it, or hate it, eventually every software developer has to create some documentation. UML (Unified Modeling Language) diagrams are a common, but sometimes neccesary evil, in this line of work. While there are many commercial packages (Rational Rose, for example) available for enterprise use, it’s often easier to use one of the many free offerings available.

Ternary Operators and Assignment

Ternary operators, if not abused, can make code easier to follow once you grasp the concept. While normally used for assignment, they can also be used to control program flow. The keys to this are the condition, question mark and colon that identify the condition and results.

var foo = (some_condition) ? then_code : else_code;