可视化的力量(The power of visualization)

软件开发人员有一个习惯,那就是喜欢用代码说话,比如那句著名的“Talk is cheap, show me the code”,就被广为流传。其实代码就像语言一样,本质都是用线性的形式表达网状的思维。前者我们很熟悉,而后者如何表达确实很多人缺失的。游戏大神云风既推崇上面的那句话,同时又很执着地实践着技术人员也可以很好表达自己的技能。

除了可以写作清晰地表达自己以外,用图表把事情说清楚,也是一项重要的能力。这其中对于可视化图形的运用是关键的一环。很多人对于做PPT嗤之以鼻,认为那只是为了邀功请赏,没什么技术含量。但当他们需要把自己的工作汇报清楚的时候,往往又做的一塌糊涂。这其实就是对于可视化的重视不足导致的。

最近几天发现了几个可以提供可视化图形的网站,在需要的时候可以利用一下。当然,最重要的是将自己的想法通过图形清晰完整的表达出来。

https://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/
https://informationisbeautiful.net/

PS:云风大神的文章几乎都是文字,再加一些公式和代码,几乎很少有图片和可视化信息。但这也不妨碍他把自己的想法表达出来,而这就是大神的能力。

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Software developers have a habit of speaking in code. For example, the famous “talk is soap, show me the code” has been widely spread. In fact, code is like language, which essentially expresses network thinking in linear form. We are familiar with the former, and how the latter expresses what many people are missing. Yunfeng, the great God of the game, not only praises the above sentence, but also practices it persistently. Technicians can also express their skills well.

In addition to being able to express yourself clearly in writing, it is also an important ability to make things clear with charts. Among them, the use of visual graphics is a key link. Many people scoff at doing PPT and think it’s just to invite merit and reward, with no technical content. But when they need to report their work clearly, they often make a mess. This is actually caused by insufficient attention to visualization.

In recent days, I found several websites that can provide visual graphics, which can be used when needed. Of course, the most important thing is to express your ideas clearly and completely through graphics.

https://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/
https://informationisbeautiful.net/

PS: the articles of Yunfeng God are almost all words. With some formulas and codes, there are few pictures and visual information. But this does not prevent him from expressing his thoughts, which is the power of the great God.