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Most Popular Development Environments

According to Stack Overflow developer surveys for the last three years (2016 2017 2018), Visual Studio retains a high position around 35%: Visual Studio Code demonstrates impressive growth to the top from 7.2% to 34.9%. It will be interesting to … Continue reading

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Make indentation in code more readable with IndentRainbow

IndentRainbow extension for Visual Studio 2017 by Marcel Wagner shows rainbow colors for different levels of indentation in your source code: It improves code navigation especially in complicated code with two spaces of indentation. The colors and the number of … Continue reading

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Breaking IDE changes in Visual Studio 2019

Two weeks before the RTM launch event, Visual Studio 2019 release candidate demonstrates new functionality that may change your workflow currently available with Visual Studio 2017. I’ll demonstrate differences comparing latest Visual Studio 2019 Community RC.2 with Visual Studio 2017 … Continue reading

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From Code Bubbles to Code Tiles: Working with multiple code fragments without switching tabs

Code Bubbles research in 2010 demonstrated how seeing a sizeable number of functions concurrently can significantly reduce a task completion time by minimizing navigation interactions, offloading limited working memory, comparing and understanding functions together, seeing calling relationships, improving ability to … Continue reading

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Innovative C# debugging experience with OzCode v4

Last week, in a Visual Studio Toolbox episode on Channel 9, Omer Raviv highlighted most useful features of the OzCode C# debugging extension for Visual Studio and announced upcoming version 4 introducing a live debugger accessible from a web browser. … Continue reading

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Use actual type names with Var Replacer

If you prefer to see actual type names instead of implicit type var, the new Var Replacer C# extension for Visual Studio 2015 by Peter Spada is a must have. It is implemented as a standard analyzer with a code … Continue reading

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ReSharper C++

JetBrains last month released ReSharper C++ – a Visual Studio extension offering refactoring, navigation, code inspection, quick-fixes and code generation for C++ developers. It doesn’t support C++/CLI and thus of no help for my projects, but for pure native C++ … Continue reading

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