"If Architects had to work like software developers", a hilarious (and sadly true) tale ...
The Pragmatic Programmer is one of the best books I've ever read - a copy of it sits on my bookshelf and it gets reread, cover to cover, every 18 months or so. Every time, I learn something new - and I'm reminded why I love my job.
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Shorter than some, longer than many, my 1 hour commute to and from work each day used to be down time. Over the last three or four years, I’ve found that podcasts are a good way to fill the time.
Scott Hanselman has just posted Hanselman's Super Karate Death Car List of .NET and Software Podcasts and suggested that others do the same … here’s what occupies my commute.
I've long been of the opinion that it can be immensely fruitful to work towards being a virtuoso of your development environment.
The more effectively you can drive the environment, the faster you're going to get the job done - and the more time you can spend on thinking.
The Keybinding posters for Visual studio are one good place to start.
This is cool - a collection of more than 30 different developer cheat sheets.
To quote the page:
Lets face it, unless you have a photographic memory, no developer can remember all the different functions, options, tags, etc. that exist. Documentation can be cumbersome at times, that's why I like cheat sheets. They are quick references that feature the most commonly forgotten things on a specific topic. You can print them out and hang them on your wall, or just keep them handy in your bookmarks for quick reference.