I recently came across a tweet by Kyle Shook that simply read What is your coding folder called? I didn’t think much about it as I’d used the same folder structure for years. After reading some of the replies it occurred to me that I really should rethink how I store my code. This is the system I came up with.
Like I talked about in my last post I decided not to set resolutions for this year but to instead layout a roadmap. In the past, I would normally set out some S.M.A.R.T. Goals and then write quarterly update posts to let people know how I was doing. I still plan on doing quarterly reviews as a way to keep me on track and to let you know what's going on.
One of my favorite things in Visual Studio has always been CodeLens. It's this beautiful little feature that tells you what's referencing a piece of code and where it is as well as if it has any associated tests.
In the latter part of 2019, I hit a serious roadblock. The company I was contracting for seemingly ran out of funds and waited until the end of October to tell me that I wouldn't be receiving a paycheck until sometime in early 2020. This came as an extreme shock to me as I'd been working with them since June and everything had seemed fine.
It's company policy to restart your computer before you leave work. Why? I imagine an effort to help protect client health records. At first, this annoyed me because I had to reopen my apps and my stories every day. That not only took time but precious brain power to remember what the heck I was doing. It's bad enough to pick up in the middle of a story the next day, but don't force me to start over before my first cup of coffee.
Usually, I'd start a quarterly review by doing a brief overview of my goals and then explain what I've done to move towards them. For the first time in the last several years, I don't have any goals for the year though I will before the end of the month. The last three months have been a blur.