Java Generics: Instantiating Objects Of Type Parameter Without Passing Class Literal To Instance

Cause generics in Java 1.5 and 1.6 are implemented using erasure, in most cases you can not get class object for type parameter, which means that in your generic classes you can not instantiate objects of type parameters. For example, the following code will not compile:

class Foo<T> {
        T field;
        public void bar() {
                field = new T(); // error

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How To Enable UUID In EMF Generated Model To Get Copy&Paste Working

If you get very strange results using Copy&Paste in GMF diagram editor then in all likelihood your EMF model doesn’t use Universally Unique Identifiers. EMF’s XMIResourceImpl supports generation of UUID transparently but it’s disabled by default. To enable it you have to overwrite XMIResourceImpl‘s useUUIDs() method and make model plug-in use that new Resource implementation. … Read more

Color Scheme Generator for Charts

Sometimes one needs to show many data series on one chart. In such cases, usually distinction between those data series is achieved by using different colors for each data set. Most charting libraries leave colors selection to developer. This can be problem when there is need to choose more than six colors which can be easily distinguished by most people. Below you can find Python program which can be helpful.

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