The love of Visual Studio always lead me to find out about any useful tips to increase my productivity. To be simply the Superman of VS in my team, I found that learning Visual Studio shortcuts is the most powerful thing that pushed my productivity towards the maximum.
Microsoft never left us alone in the VS jungle, they provided us this really interesting book : Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio. Although this book covers VS2005, VS2008 and VS2010, most of the shortcuts are still apply on VS2012 and VS2013.
Nice coding ! =)
Staying late on PC is one of the hardest challenges I’ve got in my professional life because of sleeping troubles that it causes. Until I found “f.lux”. I have been using this little app for a year now ! It is based on healthy sleeping research. It changes constantly the monitor temperature, and so, gives you a restful color set for your eyes and some considerable brain benefits.
Here is for the link for your eyes http://t.co/Pbdr4ZqeLG =)
Bored from long commuting? You want to listen to something interests you? This is a link to some Hanselman’s very interesting podcast: hanselminutes.com
When I first started working as a programmer, I did like many other programmers, a lot of big mistakes, a lot of buggy, badly designed, unreadable code, let’s say all what you can imagine worse. But the important thing is that I always kept asking my self: Why my code is crappy like that?
I tried to ask some question on forums, but I could never get the right answer, maybe even my questions were crappy too.
I continued to find out about all that until I found the book: 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know. (there is also an extended version of it)
This is shortly a 97 advice collected from leading practitioners.
So, If you want to avoid time waste, mind burnout and lots finger strokes on forums, Get some moves ahead and read this impressive book. Good luck =)