Productivity Tips & Tricks

October 26, 2008 18:05
By and large, software development is about making people more productive. Take away all this red tape stuff, all paperwork, improve communication, automate everything that can be automated, accelerate everything that can be accelerated and ameliorate everything that can be ameliorated.

And developers are they guys doing all that.

So what?

The cobbler's children go barefoot!

Obviously it's not like developers don't have productivity tools - there are plenty. The home truth is that only a fraction of people use them, and even those who use do not utilize  all the horsepower. So below are some well-known ideas, along with the ones your humble correspondent considers as a cream of day-to-day productivity tricks.

Enhanced Step Into

October 12, 2008 21:10

While developing code we spend so much time debugging it that every opportunity to optimize is inestimable.

One of such optimizations is stepping into a method. Yeah, poor F11 stuff. How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you wanted to step into a method, but yet had to go through executing some properties enlisted as parameters?