Know the rules, before you buy the tools

resharperI met Scott over three years ago and this was one of the quotes that stuck with me; not to mention he’s a very smart developer.

So over the last six months I turned off ReSharper and just used the refactoring tools in Visual Studio 2010.

I reached the place where I ‘m most annoyed at creating code that (ReSharper) short-cuts and macros can provide more quickly.

I did have a friend one time who shall remain nameless (you know who you are) that could type faster than Intellisense could on a wickedly fast machine; ReSharper literally slowed him down, yes, he was that fast of a typist.  If you’re that fast, don’t bother; if you’re one of the normal folks that can use some (non-Mavis Beacon) typing support, check it out.

As a PSA, I did try to upgrade a 4.x license I had purchased a few years ago; but the folks that were handling my order let me know that I had already purchased the upgrade and arranged for a full refund.  Hopefully you buy your tools from the same type of shop.

-ofc

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