A tale of a Pragmatic Programmer

The Pragmatic Programmers is a technical book from 1999. Actually, to consider it just a technical book does not do justice to the book. In my opinion, it’s a timeless compilation of solutions, tips and wisdom that every programmer that cares about his or her craft should read. I’m not writing a review of the book, and I’m sure you can quickly find many of those. This is I, sharing some of what I learned from reading the book for the second time. The book is divided into self-contained sections, so one does not need to read the book from...…

Five great shortcuts for Visual Studio

I don’t know about you, but when I’m coding, I like to keep my hands on the keyboard. I find that reaching for the mouse is disrupting and breaks the flow. So I like my shortcuts. I don’t know all of them, but I know plenty and I’m always eager to memorize new ones. For most of the time, I’m on Visual Studio, and there’s a great site if you want to find out some useful shortcuts. Of course, if you have something like Resharper your shortcuts can be further improved. But here are five great ones that I’d like...…

Using React, Typescript, and Webpack with Visual Studio 2015

I work with Microsoft technologies in my day job. I do a lot of ASP.NET MVC related stuff, and I wanted to use React with my ASP.NET MVC application, but I wanted to have a nice development experience. The same I have when using text editors such as Sublime Text and other tools for Node.js. …

We are all professionals after all

First, let me give you some context, and bear with me for a moment, I’ll make a point. I’m a basketball fan, I love watching NBA games and most of all, I’m an Orlando Magic fan. Talking about the Orlando Magic, in 2009 the team went to the NBA finals and lost. After that, the team was not able to get back to the finals and eventually in 2012 it traded its superstar and entered in rebuilding mode. The three seasons after the trade were all about acquiring young talented players, getting some experience, and also, the team lost a...…