YAML for Java
by Adriano Ferreira
I had been fighting with some silly old-fashioned servlet code. No need to say, I was not getting the upper hand. Never having been a web developer, I was baffled with why my POST request never got the contents I expected it to.
|Why don't you use a debugger and set breakpoints and just look at the variable in your handy-dandy debugger tool?|
|@Bill: debuggers bug me. A good dumping library can give you an instant feeling of the contents of a deep data structure with very few technology around you (like debuggers and fancy IDEs). They also work in a live application if you set logging mechanisms together with dumping facilities. As a personal issue, I am easily distracted and will probably miss the important bits a few times when running a debugger. (So I am not very productive with them.) That is not an issue if I have a record of things that were dumped and that you could review.|