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  1. In Topic: What are you working on today?

    Posted 9 Feb 2016

    View Postdepricated, on 08 February 2016 - 10:43 PM, said:

    I'm totally buying the bass amp I want!

    What are you looking at?
  2. In Topic: I so want to close tabs in firefox by just pressing q

    Posted 6 Feb 2016

    I think there's a balance there. When I first started at my current job, I thought ReSharper was the spawn of Satan. It knew so much more about programming than I did, and knew what I was trying to do, but it stood directly between me and anything I was trying to do - think robot assistant with a 1,000 IQ and 8 arms but with the form and disposition of an overly enthusiastic large-breed puppy. Wow you're cute, but Jesus Christ, I'm trying to work now, go be brilliant and chew on a stick.

    At this point, the escape key is wired into my workflow, as are tab and the other keys needed to access, select or dismiss suggestions. When I can get my fingers and my thought processes really in sync, I'll ignore suggestions and just type, but that is often not the case. And handy extras like importing framework assemblies into a project and then adding the reference to the code file simply by pressing alt+enter, and other such macro tasks that extended IDEs can perform, really do begin to boost efficiency far beyond what simple auto-completion can do. Maybe everything comes out in the wash, but I personally feel like I have more power over application development process with intelligent and intuitive tools at my disposal, with the caveat that I've been using those tools more-or-less daily for the last half-decade and am very familiar with them and their quirks.
  3. In Topic: Balance finder program

    Posted 5 Feb 2016

    Console.WriteLine() functions like String.Format(). Each {#} has a corresponding argument in the comma-delimited list following the output string - {0} refers to the first argument, {1} to the second, and so on (since collections are 0-based in C#).

    It's basically saying "In {insert totalYears} year{if there isn't exactly 1 year, add an 's' to match spoken English} you'll have a balance of {insert balance}."

    In 1 year you'll have a balance of 274.
    In 2 years you'll have a balance of 274.
    In 0 years you'll have a balance of 274.

    Make sense? You'll run into a lot of that type of code working with strings that will be output to the user.

    As of C# 6, there's a feature called String Interpolation that is more concise and IMO more readable than a string.Format() call), although it is not always the right tool for the job. The interpolated version of that Console.WriteLine() call would be:

    Console.WriteLine($"In {totalYears} year{totalYears == 1 ? "" : "s"} you'll have a balance of {balance}");

    EDIT: changed some wording for clarity/accuracy
  4. In Topic: What are you working on today?

    Posted 5 Feb 2016

    Information Systems has our own Keurig. I'm not sure if we're supposed to or not, but like most big companies, we're extremely risk averse, and I have to assume that legal would tell them that the risks associated with removing our high-speed, proximally-located source of caffeine far outweigh the minor threat of fire associated with devices like that. We recently commandeered a large water cooler to reduce the amount of time spent going down to the break room to refill the carafe.
  5. In Topic: I so want to close tabs in firefox by just pressing q

    Posted 5 Feb 2016

    I couldn't give up caps lock - I started using it for any all-caps words instead of just holding shift down with my left pinkie. It's definitely helped with SQL, especially with long lists of declarations - in fact, I think SSMS is the only place I really think to do it.

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    totgeburt Icon

    22 Jul 2012 - 15:20
    i was with 1/2 based out of camp lejeune. that's crazy because my best friend in the corp had the last name of Hopkins. who were you with bro?
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    trevster344 Icon

    28 Feb 2012 - 07:56
    I admire your about me message, and totally agree. Although not very old myself, I've always shared the same understanding.
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