Let today be the day where you learn to think like a programmer.
Since I code on both Windows and Mac, I want my Visual Studio Code shortcuts to be interchangeable on both systems.
So I dug deep into Visual Studio Code’s keyboard shortcuts for both systems and made my personal customisations.
I want to share these customisations with you so you can use them to rock at Visual Studio Code too 😃.
When I got my Windows computer, the first thing I did was to set up Windows so it mirrors the writing system I had on Mac. I also mirrored Mac’s modifiers as much as possible.
Then, I set up my Windows development environment (with Windows Subsystem for Linux) on my new Windows computer.
Next, I had to do was to make Visual Studio Code on both Mac and Windows play nice.
By “play nice”, I meant:
- Syncing preferences across Mac and Windows
- Syncing extensions across Mac and Windows
- Syncing key bindings across Mac and Windows
When I set up my Windows computer, I had the chance to take another look at the shell I’m using. The three main ones out there are Bash, Zsh, and Fish.
I knew of Bash. I used Zsh previously. But how would Fish fare? I’ve heard great things about it, so I tried it out.
I want to share which one I chose and how I went about setting it up.
Mac changes the brightness of your screen automatically. It brightens up when you’re in a bright place. It dims when you’re in a dark place. They do it elegantly and slowly. Most of the time, their brightness adjustment is great.
The same cannot be said for Windows. I noticed huge changes in the screen’s brightness (which causes me to get distracted). I hated it, so I removed it.
Turns out, it’s not as easy as you think it should be.
I write A LOT. When I got my Windows PC, the first thing I did was to change the keyboard so it’s the same as my Mac’s keyboard.
I want to show you how to do this. It’ll help if you’re transitioning from Mac to Windows! (Or if you want to use both at the same time, like me).
I did a post-mortem for Build Your Developer Brand (which I gave last Friday). I wanted to share this review openly in case anyone is interested in my thoughts.
Here’s a funny piece of data from the survey I sent out last week:
- 91% of developers feel that marketing is important
- But only 13% bought a book to learn marketing
I finally understood how to work with Node, Express, and MongoDB. I want to write a comprehensive tutorial so you won’t have to go through the same headache I went through.
After a horrible experience with my 2018 Macbook, I decided it was time to buy a Windows device as my backup machine. I chose to use Windows as a backup because:
- Mac is expensive!
- My old Mac is a goner
- I need a Windows computer for accessibility testing (NVDA + Firefox combination anyone?)
I ended up buying a Surface Laptop 3.
Setting up Windows was harder than I imagined. It was especially hard because I wanted this Windows machine to mirror everything I do on Mac.
In this series of articles, I’ll explain everything I did to configure my new Windows machine. This should help you out if you’re switching from Mac to Windows.