05 Jul 2020

DevOps Tooling for Developers - we're so spoilt!

Last week I had a catchup meeting with a client about the progress of a platform I'm building for them, and showed them how the "devops" side of things works. Demoing it really struck me how insanely awesome all the tooling we have nowadays is, and also how much I take it for granted!

Azure, AzureDevOps, BestPractices, Git, Productivity
20 Dec 2019

Azure Advent Calendar video - Azure CLI and Cloudshell

Early on in September, I was having a conversation on Twitter with Gregor Suttie, and he mentioned that he and Richard Hooper were planning an Azure Advent Calendar this year, and asked if I was interested in participating. The plan being for members of the Azure community to each create a video about a particular topic in Azure. Then they'd publish 3 videos per each day of December on the Azure Advent Calendar YouTube channel.

Azure, CLI, Productivity
20 Dec 2018

LINQPad Tips and Tricks - Part 3

This is the 3rd blog post in my LINQPad Tips and Tricks series. The first two posts can be found below. If you haven't read them already, I'd highly recommend having a look through those as well as this post...

.NET, LINQPad, Productivity
27 Apr 2018

Developer Productivity: My Talk at DDDSW

One of my goals this year was to do a talk at a developer conference. I did a few talks at .NET Oxford last year, and wanted to take my public speaking a little bit further, and the fantastic Developer Developer Developer conferences gave the perfect opportunity! For those that haven't heard of these conferences - there are a number of them throughout the year at different locations. They're always free to attend, and always on a Saturday. This means that most of the attendees are there because they want to be there, not just because they've being sent and paid for by their work. I've been to a few now, and there's always a really great community vibe.

CLI, LINQPad, Productivity, PublicSpeaking, Resharper, Workflowy
28 Dec 2017

My Developer Productivity Talk at .NET Oxford

UPDATE: Since doing this lightning talk, I have also done an extended hour-long version at a couple of the DDD conferences. The full blog post about the hour-long version of the talk can be found here. That includes everything that is in this post, plus a lot more. So probably worth reading that one instead of this!

CLI, dotnetoxford, LINQPad, Productivity, PublicSpeaking, Resharper, Workflowy
10 Dec 2017

Todo lists: The right way

To-do lists are something I use very heavily. Without them, I wouldn't be able to do a fraction of what I currently manage to get done.

Productivity
24 Nov 2017

Getting more from the Windows Command Line

One of my recent blog posts - "Git GUIs versus the CLI", discussed why I think that a GUI is far better suited for source control than the CLI. However ... being a big command line fan (albeit, perhaps not always for source control!), the last thing I wanted was to come across as anti-CLI! Far from it! So I thought a post about the CLI, together with a few tips to help you get the most out of it was in order!

CLI, Powershell, Productivity
11 Jul 2017

LINQPad Tips and Tricks - Part 2

This is my second LINQPad Tips and Tricks post. If you haven't read my first post, I'd definitely recommended reading that one first, and then coming back to this one ...

.NET, LINQPad, Productivity
11 Nov 2016

LINQPad Tips and Tricks

(Also see LINQPad Tips and Tricks - Part 2, and Part 3)

.NET, LINQPad, Productivity
02 May 2015

Code Snippets... again!

So, I've written a few posts in the past about storing code snippets and my various attempts at finding the right tool for the job. I've tried plain text, TWiki, and Evernote in the past. However, I've now finally(?) settled on Workflowy for both this as well as many other things. I really think I've found the sweet spot here for code snippets.

Productivity, Snippets, Software, Workflowy
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