I recently ran across an online ranking of IDEs, and Eclipse is apparently just barely below Visual Studio – you can see the full rankings here:
As much as I love Visual Studio, especially now that it’s free for individuals in its full form, I just appreciate the look, feel, and layout/interface of Eclipse much more. There is some relief in seeing that number 3, Android Studio, has less than half the share of either Visual Studio or Eclipse.
Overall I really like the new Honda Accord sedan, especially the Sport model – but they put a 1.5L turbo in it with 20.2 psi of boost! In good news you can now get the better motor (now a 2.0L turbo instead of a V6) in the Sport sedan, not just the EX-L, plus you get the 19-inch alloys.
I don’t personally own any 7-string guitars, but Schecter recently introduced a 7-string electric guitar with fanned frets – what they call multiscale – where the lower strings (low B, low E, etc) are longer than the high strings. This makes all of the frets look crooked or “fanned”.
Very cool – though I would never want a guitar with fanned frets… I can’t imagine it does wonders for muscle memory and navigating a fretboard quickly.
Interesting article referenced by SD Times about the decrease in Java and increasing use of Python, especially for machine learning (and other popular languages’ stats as well):
I check the TIOBE Index every month, and the continuous downfall of Java is quite unfortunate and surprising. C# and Java are my favorite imperative languages, and while C# is doing fairly well it’s still nowhere nears as prominent as Java, even after Java’s decrease. Here’s hoping Java makes a strong comeback!
Duolingo now has Japanese learning for free… I’ve started learning Hiragana on it and it’s fascinating. I debated if I wanted to learn Chinese or Japanese, but I’m quite fascinated by Japanese culture, from anime, to matcha, to sushi, Zen Buddhism (which is Chinese as well I guess) and the countless JRPG games like Final Fantasy – so this choice was a fairly easy one. Somehow I’m starting to just grasp the different characters… interesting that it feels automatic by going through the lessons.
I’ve created and posted a new, very simple site for “Fonte Labs”, my experimental programming portal.
Check it out at:
Check it out at:
I’m in the process of creating a new Fonte Labs site, as well as this blog. While this blog is publicly available, the Fonte Labs site will be offline for a while as I choose which projects will remain available, and as I tune the appearance and functionality of the new site.
I will post a message when “Fonte Labs” and its various projects are once again available.