How to be an Intermediate Programmer

By Coding Blocks

Link to Episode 39's Full Show Notes T-Shirt Giveaway - The winner is...Manrique Logan - please contact us to send us your ship-to information! This Episode's SurveySuggested by: Princess rap battle: GALADRIEL vs LEIA How to be an Intermediate Programmer Personal Skills How to Stay Motivated How to be Widely Trusted How to Tradeoff Time vs Space How to Stress Test How to Balance Brevity vs Abstraction  Shout out to our friend Will -  How to Learn New Skills Learn to Type How to Do Integration Testing Communication Languages Heavy Tools How to Analyze Data Team Skills How to Manage Development Time How to Manage Third Party Software Risks How to Manage Consultants How to Communicate the Right Amount How to Disagree Honestly and Get Away with it Judgement How to Tradeoff Quality Against Development Time How to Manage Software System Dependence How to Decide if Software is too Immature How to Make a Buy vs Build Decision How to Grow Professionally How to Evaluate Interviewees How to Know when to apply Fancy Computer Science How to Talk to Engineers Resources We Like How to be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary by Robert L ReadMake a Pull Request to get your thoughts in here: buy your copy here from Amazon: Succinctness is Power - Paul Graham You Don't Know JS Want to know how fast you type? Allen's Typing Speed on the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard specflow - Binding business requirements to .NET code   Tips for this Episode Allen Underwood: Execution plan for a running query in Microsoft SQL ServerPreface: You can click a button in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to see the execution plan of a query to identify any performance problems.  The biggest issue with this is that if there's a query that NEVER returns, or takes an insanely long time to return, then you're stuck waiting for the query to finish.  This tip shows you how to find the ACTUAL (not estimated) query plan of the query that is actively running: How To: EXEC sp_who2 'active' -- Find the SPID of the query you're running DECLARE @spid INT = 123 -- From above SELECT EQP.query_plan, * FROM sys.dm_exec_requests AS ER CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_query_plan(ER.plan_handle) AS EQP WHERE ER.session_id = @spid Once that bottom query runs, you'll be provided a link in the results grid that you can click to open up the graphical execution plan. Michael Outlaw: Have Git ignore changes you make to a specific file like you didn't make the changes, but still have it be part of the tracked files in Git.Preface: Let's say you have a connection string configuration file that you change to point to your local database.  That config file needs to be tracked in Git, but you don't want your changes to accidentally get committed and pushed up to the remote repo, then this command is for you. How To: git update-index /path/to/file --assume-unchanged Joe Zack: Life Tip -  Pay attention to the warnings in your IDE.  It's easy to get used to seeing several warnings and ignoring them because they're not errors.  Eventually a new one that actually matters will show up and by ignoring it, you could be creating heartache for yourself.  If you can, resolve the warnings that are currently showing up so that if a new one surfaces, it'll jump out at you like a sore thumb.

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