Saturday, February 27, 2016

Quotes of the Week

Here are some interesting tech quotes I ran across this last week.

“Past you is always the worst enemy of any programmer.” –John Siracuse, Accidential Tech Podcast, Episode 156

“Good design makes users more effective” –About Face, 4th ed. Page 16

“As funny as you might see it, successful software is a nice and effective UX on top of some magical black box” –Dino Esposito, MSDN Magazine, February 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Visual Studio Extension Development Tip

When you’re working on a Visual Studio extension, VS let’s you test it in an “Experimental Instance” of Visual Studio. This experimental instance has its own settings in the registry. This means that it can have it’s own theme as well. Since I have my main instance of Visual Studio set to to the Dark Theme, I like to set the experimental instance to the Light Theme. This way I can tell at a glance which one is which.