Untrained (programming) muscles are prone to atrophy

Untrained (programming) muscles are prone to atrophy

This blog post is all about: why I gave up on Grammarly, what's the difference between ReSharper-aided Visual Studio and Sublime Text or Vim, did VS cripple generations of software developers and why I'm skeptical of modern IDEs (hint: they are not solving the problems they should be solving ...)I do write a lot. Mainly in English. I've got a lot of practice, so in my case, the process of writing is quite fluent, but it still takes some time - structuring thoughts, adding content, proof-reading, polishing, etc. That's why all the ideas or tools that could help me save…

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Idiomatic - the word every dev should befriend

Idiomatic - the word every dev should befriend

TL;DR - learning new programming language's syntax doesn't make you able to properly (& fully) utilize its potential as each language comes with something much harder to learn: its own idiomatic identity - unique expressive power that determines constructs & patterns strongly preferred (optimal by design) in this particular language. These are great times for being a software engineer. There are so many ways to solve problems, so many platforms, languages & tools to crack the obstacles & make a difference. You can quite likely deliver similarly satisfactory business effects by using Node.js, ASP.NET Web API, Go,…

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