Java News from Sunday, March 27, 2005

Filip Pizlo has commenced work on the Profiler That Doesn't Suck, a free-as-in-speech (GPL) profiler for Java. It has the useful ability to measure the memory usage of individual objects. Current version is 0.0.3.

Diomidis Spinellis has released UMLGraph 3.1, an open source (BSD license) tool for declaratively specifying UML diagrams. UMLGraph uses text files that look vaguely like source code to specify how UML class and sequence diagrams are drawn. A doclet converts this into a Graphviz diagram that can be easily converted to Postscript, GIF, SVG, JPEG, etc. This release adds support for Java 1.5 enumerations.