I’ve blogged before about how LINQ-to-Objects, at it’s most basic, is just about building on top of enumerating, one at a time, over collections via MoveNext(). It wraps it up in a beautiful API, but it’s still generally crawling through collections. I wanted to give an example of this in more depth and how the … Continue reading Debunking the LINQ “magic” myth again
Quick post just highlighting the fact that the newest versions of CodeRush have had a few really good features added which makes CR much more accessible for new users. Most important of all for new users is the addition of multiple settings schemes, including a “FrictionFree” scheme. My main criticism of CR has always been … Continue reading CodeRush for beginners!
Having now spent a fair amount of time with the “full” version of CodeRush + Refactor, I thought it best to give a sort of conclusion as to my experiences with it. Overall thoughts Overall, my experiences are largely very positive, particularly around the general, frequently used refactorings – little features like being able to … Continue reading Final thoughts on Code Rush
Just a short update on my lack of blogging lately. I’ve actually only recently got back to proper full-time coding now as my house move is almost finally complete. As of today I even have a table I can eat dinner off. Anyway… I’ve been finishing off my CodeRush review (honest) and also lately trying … Continue reading A quick update…
Continuing my review of CR… In my first posting I gave an overview of some of the main differences between CR and CRX. I want to touch upon some of the other features that I didn’t mention in my last post, as well as give an update on how I’m finding using CR. Code Templates … Continue reading CodeRush Review Part 2
I decided to give the full CodeRush + Resharper! suite a go, with a view to upgrading from the free (and excellent) CodeRush Express Visual Studio 2010 plugin. I really like CRX, to the extent that in the past I have explicitly removed an install of Resharper because it interfered with CRX too much. So, … Continue reading CodeRush Review Part 1
Some good VS2010 extensions that I’ve found recently… Highlight all occurrences of selected word – VS2010 sort of does this out of the box, but this is much better. Double-clicking any word will highlight all occurrences, even string matches (within quotes) or if they are in collapsed regions (in which case the region is highlighted) Solution Load Manager – you can specify at the solution level which projects to load up-front and which to load either explicitly or when accessed through solution explorer. A really good idea which can massively speed up solution load time. PowerCommands for VS2010 – As per 2008. It (sadly) even has the same annoying behaviour of opening and pinning the Undo Close pane on startup! ADO .NET C# POCO Entity Generator – generates POCO objects for your EF model. I’ve also been trying out CodeRushXpress v10 on VS2010 – sadly it seems to still be quite unstable, often going walkies and simply not responding to the CTRL ‘ key-combination.