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Improve Visual Studio Build Performance

August 11, 2023 7 minutes read Time is your most precious asset and slow build is high in the list of developer’s productivity killers. With slow build the penalty is...
NDepend August 11, 2023

3 productivity Resharper features missing in Visual Studio

August 10, 2021 5 minutes read Resharper is a great Visual Studio productivity extension but on the other hand it slows down significantly the IDE, especially when working with large...
NDepend August 10, 2021

Is Artificial Intelligence Assisted Coding the Next Developer Productivity Silver Bullet?

January 26, 2021 9 minutes read The famous Fred Brooks paper “No Silver Bullet – Essence and Accident in Software Engineering“ published in 1987 stated that: “there is no single development,...
NDepend January 26, 2021

Visual Studio IntelliCode : AI Assisted Coding

January 19, 2021 5 minutes read We are all amazed by recent progresses made possible thanks to Artificial Intelligence (AI). In 2017 Microsoft announced Visual Studio IntelliCode which used Machine...
NDepend January 19, 2021

How we quickly refactored with Resharper more than 23.000 calls to Debug.Assert() into more meaningful assertions

January 11, 2021 6 minutes read Since the NDepend inception more than 15 years ago, we stuffed our code with calls to Debug.Assert(). This results today in more than 23.000...
NDepend January 11, 2021

New C#9 keywords ‘and’ ‘or’ ‘not’

October 5, 2020 4 minutes read HoweverThe C#9 language introduces new controversial keywords: and keyword: Conjunctive patterns. Require both patterns to match or keyword: Disjunctive patterns. Require either pattern to...
NDepend October 5, 2020

14 Visual Studio Web Development Productivity Tips

July 28, 2020 5 minutes read Visual Studio proposes quite a few handy tools to boost your productivity as a web developer. Here are some tips focused around web code...
NDepend July 28, 2020

10 Visual Studio Files and Layout Productivity Tips

July 21, 2020 3 minutes read Nowadays most developers are working remotely. Hence the monitor(s) configuration might have changed, and might change frequently. In this context, it does matter to...
NDepend July 21, 2020

10 Visual Studio Navigation Productivity Tips

July 14, 2020 6 minutes read A large code base is a complex asset. Visual Studio is a complex environment. In this context developers spend a significant part of their...
NDepend July 14, 2020

Top 10 Visual Studio Refactoring Tips

July 7, 2020 6 minutes read With the version 2019 Visual Studio is now mature when it comes to refactoring. This post proposes a tour of the top 10 most...
NDepend July 7, 2020

10 Visual Studio Ninja Code Editor Productivity Tips

June 24, 2020 3 minutes read Among the multiple daily development tasks (planning, testing, refactoring, bug fix…) code edition is arguably the most satisfying one. Code edition can be even...
NDepend June 24, 2020

10 Visual Studio Solution Explorer Productivity Tips

June 17, 2020 5 minutes read The Visual Studio Solution Explorer panel is like home for Visual Studio users. It presents all projects, source files and items thanks to a...
NDepend June 17, 2020

Advices to Become a Remote Programmer

March 10, 2020 6 minutes read With the actual COVID-19 worldwide outbreak many programmers are already forced to work remote, and we can expect that most of us will soon...
NDepend March 10, 2020