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Visualize Code with Software Architecture Diagrams

The source code is the design. This famous motto means that no matter how many diagrams you draw and discuss with your colleagues, the important point is how the existing...
Patrick Smacchia November 10, 2020

10 Visual Studio Navigation Productivity Tips

A large code base is a complex asset. Visual Studio is a complex environment. In this context developers spend a significant part of their time searching and navigating across code...
Patrick Smacchia July 14, 2020

Mythical man month : 10 lines per developer day

The mythical book, Mythical man month quotes that no matter the programming language chosen, a professional developer will write on average 10 lines of code (LoC) day. After 14 years of...
Patrick Smacchia February 10, 2020

The continuous adaptation of Visual Studio extensions

One could think that developing an extension for a two-decades+ product as mature as Visual Studio is headache-less. Not really. Visual Studio is a big big beast used by millions...
Patrick Smacchia July 4, 2019

Simplifying a Visual Studio extension menu: A Case Study

NDepend version 2019.2.1 has just been released. This new version proposes a simplified menu for the NDepend Visual Studio extension. Before going further I underline that we didn’t get rid...
Patrick Smacchia April 2, 2019