Things I Learned Today #2 – Like intellisense but for that other commonly used language…

There aren’t many things in software that scream UNPROFESSIONAL quite like spelling mistakes; it really irks me as a user, and I’m sure it makes our end-users uneasy too.

So let me introduce you to one of my recent favourite Visual Studio extension… Visual Studio Spell Checker.

It’s an extension that checks the spelling of comments, strings, and plain text as you type and is really handy and absolutely non-intrusive. Have a look at the real-world example below which was highlighted to me as I was navigating around some older sections of our codebase.

AutoCorrect

 

It might be something that many people may just shrug off but it’s something that I’m going to suggest that all of our developers have installed as it’s just another one of those little things that help ensure your software has that little bit more polish.

Things I Learned Today #1 – where.exe have you been all my life?

Since my memory isn’t what it used to be, I’m going to start blogging anything cool I learn on a given day. Even if nobody reads this it will be a good way for me to create a hit list of cool solutions to problems.

Today’s mad man is the where command on Windows. Here is the description of the command:

Displays the location of files that match the search pattern. By default, the search is done along the current directory and in the paths specified by the PATH environment variable.Command-line help

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