Thought Snippets for the Week Ending 12/8: Shock absorbers and getting Visual Studio to do VIM's % trick
Dec 8, 2007
“Software should have shock absorbers and circuit breakers” - Michael Nygard. I think far too often we think about having exception handlers and think we’re done. I really like Michael’s analogy. It makes the case for a more comprehensive, watching out for the user, software design.
By far, the biggest tip I started to employ this week was using “Ctrl + ]” to do brace matching in Visual Studio. For over 5 years I have been using this feature in VIM by pressing the % key. It was a joy to learn that Visual Studio does it as well.