5 VS Code Extensions To Rocket Productivity

Ruben Hernandez Development Technologies, Programming Leave a Comment

We all want to write cleaner and faster code. Better code. However, at the same time, we all learn at our own pace, and if you’re like me, discovering new strategies and methods to be more productive can take some time to adapt to and fully adopt. The quickest way I know to improve the coding process is to use effective tools to assist us. Even improving by just 1% is still an improvement!

I’ve assembled a quick unordered list of five great helpers that help me with organization and time and reduce my stress level as a developer. This list will be specific to extensions for VS Code (for the most part).

Visual Studio Code Remote - SSH extension

Remote Development With Visual Studio Code Remote – SSH

David Hoffmann Dev Methodologies, Development Technologies, Programming, Tutorial Leave a Comment

Does your personal laptop struggle to keep up with your development needs? Maybe your company is looking for alternatives to continually needing to upgrade their developers’ laptops. Maybe a team of developers would benefit from a powerful remote server versus personal computers?

Today, remote development is even more streamlined than ever with the help of products like Visual Studio’s Remote – SSH extension or with Jetbrains Remote Development. In this blog post, I will give a brief overview of Visual Studio’s Remote – SSH extension and share a mini how-to on using it.


FreeBSD for Writing Java

Rik Scarborough Development Technologies, Groovy, Java Leave a Comment

This one is just for fun. I’ve been using FreeBSD off and on since the late 90’s when a good friend, who has since passed, introduced me to the operating system.

Recently, for personal reasons, I’ve decided to move away from the big IT providers and install FreeBSD on my primary desktop for personal use. Just so it’s clear, I still use the operating system my client uses for work, but for my own personal desktop and coding projects, I’ve decided to once again install and run FreeBSD.

This post is not a tutorial, but let’s take some time to look at using this “Unix-like” operating system for real-world situations, such as developing Java applications for fun and profit.

How and Why to Containerize Your Development

John Hoestje Development Technologies, Docker, Opinion, Tutorial Leave a Comment

This is a tutorial for how to use the VS Code Remote-Containers extension to containerize your development environment. First, I will discuss my reasons for separating my programming environment and why virtual machines didn’t work. Then, I’ll show a simple example using a containerized Python development environment. Finally, I’ll give you my reasons why containerizing the development environment fits what I’m looking for in a solution.

Developers Are Lazy (And How To Use That To Your Advantage With Eclipse)

Adi Rosenblum Java, Programming 2 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 9 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.As I sat down to write this blog post, I thought through how many years I’ve been developing, and how many great people I have been lucky to meet in my career. …