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If you’ve worked with Visual Studio for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed an inverse relationship between convenience and performance.  Visual Studio is powerful on its own.  And it gets a whole lot more powerful once you start adding plugins.…

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In what has become roughly a monthly affair, I’ll do another CodeIt.Right Rules Explained post today.  This marks the ninth such post and roughly nine months of the series.  In a now-familiar refrain, I’ll start off by citing my two personal rules about…

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A new GhostDoc update is available now – version 5.7. Includes VS2017 performance improvements, minor enhancements, and bug fixes.: Improved performance loading solutions in VS2017 by moving it to an async thread Resolved issue related to license…

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The debate over whether or not to comment your code rages on, showing no signs of stopping.  Catalogers of anti-patterns include code comments as a code smell because they explain problems in your code instead of fixing them.  Not so, counter people on…

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Perhaps you’ve heard of the concept of a source code analyzer before.   I expect that many reading have, at least in passing.  But I’d also be willing to bet that the term strikes you as somewhat vague and that everyone reading will picture slightly…

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With the vast ecosystem of tools and plugins around Visual Studio, the existence of a C# spell check shouldn’t come as a surprise.  But maybe it does.  It’s entirely possible that this sort of spell checking never occurred to you as something worth doing.…

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In the Beta 2, build v2018.0.230, we are continuing to build out the Visual Editor features as well as improvements and fixes New menu – Open Comment Editor – (Ctrl-Shift-E) to open Visual Editing for XML Comments Visual Editor improvements New – Insert…

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Today, I’ll do another installment of the CodeIt.Right Rules Explained series.  This is post number eight in this series.  As always, I’ll start off by citing my two personal rules about static analysis, along with an explanation. Never implement a…

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Alexander Pope once opined that a little learning can be a dangerous thing.  When we learn just enough to hear something that suits our agenda, we have a cognitive bias that encourages us to stop right there.  Quit while you’re ahead, as it were. This…

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Not surprisingly, software development teams have a propensity to automate.  After all, most of what we do involves automating formerly manual processes.  Stop keying that data in by hand!  Let’s write a script that loads it automatically. As software…
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