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5 Tools for a Better Coding Ground
A couple of years ago, I realized that the way I was managing my personal projects was too chaotic. I had many ideas, but when it came to finding a specific code or file, it was really hard. This problem was not just because of the absence of a “project management” tool or a “code documentation” tool. The problem was deeper than that.
I knew an idea could be worth something if I put enough time and effort into it, but then again, I often lacked motivation to continue working on my projects. It was chaotic because I did not have a proper way to track my progress on each project, and because my concepts were scattered in many random places (bookmarks, DropBox files, Evernote notes), making it harder for me to focus on what mattered the most. What’s more is that there were many ideas that I wanted to build but lacked the knowledge to do so.
Today, after two years of experimenting with different solutions (and searching for answers), I can confidently say that I have found what works best for me. In this post, I will share five tools that have helped me tremendously in
A coding ground is a place to practice your coding skills. The goal of a coding ground is to make the code you write run as quickly and efficiently as possible. You want the code that you write to work, and then you want to make it better. You want to improve the quality of your code by adding more features or making it easier to read.
The term “coding ground” is used because the goal of a coding ground is to make your code run faster and more efficiently. It’s not just about writing code; it’s also about making the code that you write run faster and more efficiently.
In this article, we will look at 5 tools for a better coding ground:
* An IDE (Integrated Development Environment)
* A source control system (such as Git or SVN)
* A continuous integration system (CI)
* A build server (such as Jenkins or Travis CI)
* An issue tracker (such as Jira or Trello)
I’ve always been a fan of the coding ground: the place where you can work in a relaxed manner, with no one looking at you, where you can make all the mistakes you want, and where you have everything at hand. It can be a physical space or it can be an imaginary one.
But before I share my tips, it’s important to think about what a coding ground is for. It’s the place where your ideas are born. Where your code is polished. Where your mistakes are made and learned from. Where nothing matters but what you do and what you create. It’s like the kindergarten for developers: anything goes!
So it needs to be as comfortable as possible, and as functional as possible. Here are 5 tools that I use to improve my coding experience:
Coding is a craft, and like any other craft you need to have the right tools to do your best work. In this post, I’m going to share with you 5 of my absolute favorite tools for writing better code.
I will be focusing on tools that are relevant for software engineers, not just developers. There are many differences between the two roles, but the one I’d like to highlight here is that engineers tend to have a broader scope than developers. Engineers have a big-picture view of how all the components of a product fit together and interact with each other. Engineers are also involved in all stages of product development, including design and planning, which is why, even though most of these tools are text editors (which is where most coding happens), they can be useful for more than just writing code.
I have been asked many times to write about my setup. In this post, I will give you a quick rundown of my coding environment and the tools I use in order to be as productive as possible.
I have written before about being a programmer on the go. This is the setup that I use at home and at the office. Note that I don’t just sit down and code, I am usually writing blog posts, watching videos or reading PDFs related to programming as well.
A powerful computer is great for programming, but it’s not necessary for many types of projects. However, if you are running several virtual machines or compiling large C++ projects every minute counts.
I currently run an HP Elitebook 8560w with 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD hard drive. It has a 2GB Nvidia Quadro 1000M video card and a quad-core i7 processor running at 2.2GHz. The laptop weighs around 5 pounds (7 with charger) so it’s not something that I would carry around all day like my MacBook Air 11″, but it’s still light enough to bring to class or bring to friends houses without much trouble. I have had this computer since August of 2011 and it hasn’t let me down yet
1. A Text Editor
2. A Terminal
3. A Debugger
4. A Command Line Interface
5. A Database