Optimize the Environment

Learn to make the most out of your programming environments.

Let’s start from the beginning: when it’s time to work, what program do you start? Visual Studio, Emacs, or a terminal window? Before we ever get to writing code, we have the programming environment that we code in. The environment includes our computer, text editor, compiler, debugger, and so forth.

Chances are we’re using only a fraction of the capabilities offered by each of these tools. We can make big gains in efficiency with just a modest investment.

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