In Windows, type the first part of the previous command and then hit F8. The shell will perform a backward search through previous commands that match the first part of what you’ve just typed.
Concentrate on the essence, not the ceremony. The more time you spend on the tool is less time you can devote to the problem.
Use the same keyboard and mouse at work as you do at home. Most organizations will buy you a mouse and keyboard of your liking if asked. If not bring your own into to work.
On a recent project, I was tasked with refactoring large parts of a web system. It’s written in C#. Over time some of the code-behind files had grown to 4000 lines. The goal was to get this number down to a more maintainable level. Over the next few posts, I’ve taken snippets of code that…