In C#, I’ve gotten spoiled over the years with LINQ and being able to create composite keys out of tuples to in-memory, static lookup tables or objects.
This little discussion was initially prompted by an old Information Week’s article of “Stay Ahead With Soft Skills” aimed at computer programmers and “techies”; however, while project management and such are great skills—especially in agile development–the most important skill is communication.
A fun side project I’ve been helping out on has me digging into quite a bit of Lua recently. It’s been been interesting to dig into, not withstanding the general headscratching (😠 arrays that start at 1…twitch). Since so many new games are developing their plugins and UI components in Lua, it’s a nice language to have in the toolkit.
Code formatting is a bit of a religious discussion among developers. Spaces or tabs, whitespace positions, and line endings at certain elements are all part of the style guide to a project.
For the past several months, I’ve been slowly migrating more projects to languages and frameworks that fit better in Visual Studio Code (VSC) vs. Visual Studio. The transition has gone quite smoothly. The add-on support of VSC is excellent and, so far, the performance is hands above Visual Studio (no more coffee breaks while the app starts and loads a project).