Jul 29, 2011

The Only Fix I Would Like on the Programmers Keyboard

Quiz: How to align "=" symbols?

This is kind of a question that was sitting in my head for a while. Suppose you have this:

I too good.

int i = 29;
var myString = "somestring";
object context = new Context();

I would really like to see something like this:

... = 29;
... = "somestring";
... = new Context();

Of course, you can use some boring tool for this. But we have a winner, and it is so great so I decided to share it with you, my dear reader.

The following example describes completely winner's approach:

int _iiiiiiiii = 29;
var _myStrngSt = "somestring";
object context = new Context();

Jul 27, 2011

Skype - You know you are wrong!

Today it gave me this error: "Can't open Skype. You are already signed in on this computer. Please sign out and try again.".

It knows it is wrong. I know it is wrong. How did that appear in this mature product?

Jul 18, 2011

RegExr: A Tool That Saved My Day

I am am obviously not a pro in regular expressions. However, I would like to write bug-free (to some extent) regular expressions fast.

I found this tool: http://gskinner.com/RegExr/

It has two advantages for me:
1. No need to install
2. Shows whether regular expression works immediately

PS: I am not familiar with any other similar tools but I like this one for sure :)

Mar 25, 2011

VS2010 Trick: Alignment of "=" symbol

If you need to align variables and equality symbols as follows:

var1     = 1;
varvar2  = 2;
varvarr2 = 3;

Just install VS2010 Power Tools.

Here is a short cut to use: CTRL + ]

Have a good day!