Tag: tools

  • When to warn

    If the software you’re developing has a problem then you want to know about it. We use log messages at runtime, build messages at compile time and we can run extra tools to tell us even more about our code. However there can be so many messages they you don’t end up reading them, at…

  • Benchmarking tool

    I’ve written before about when and how to optimise code. I think there are often more important aspects to a project than code performance. Servers, desktops, laptops and even new mobile phones are many times more powerful than an old computer. Instead you need to decide whether the performance is good enough. That could be…

  • AI assistance

    We now have access to new powerful tools like ChatGPT that can help us write code. There are a number of potential issues with this: So far I haven’t found this useful for situations at work. Every time I had asked for some source there were fundamental flaws with the code. It did sometimes give…

  • Markdown to PowerPoint

    When you writing documentation for your project Markdown lets you concentrate on the words rather than complicated formatting. You can take the same approach with PowerPoint. There are multiple tools out there which will do this. I’ve used marp and it makes very easy to make a presentation quickly. If presentations are a big part…

  • Markdown to WordPress

    When you writing documentation for your project Markdown lets you concentrate on the words rather than complicated formatting. It seems that I can take the same approach when blogging. The WordPress pluging Ultimate Markdown lets me start with simple markdown and then import. As this blog talks about balance there are bound to be ups…