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Consolas

coding font series

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If you don't care what font you code in or don't want to think about it, use Consolas.

Consolas has all the aspects of a great coding font. There are only two very minor quibbles. First, it is designed specifically for ClearType. If you are one of the two people on the planet that doesn't use ClearType, then Consolas will look . . .

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June 27, 2014

Tools of the Trade

micro efficiency series

Three basic interface devices. Keyboard, mouse and monitors. Three tools you use every day. Three tools you should be an absolute master of*. First things first, get some quality tools. You can type on the dome keyboard that came with your PC. The $10 mouse they gave you works as well. You can use a single 20" CRT from 1999 to code on. . . .

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June 18, 2014

Micro Efficiency

micro efficiency series

Programmers value efficiency. There's something deep in my programmer DNA that loathes waste. One of the primary reasons I write code is because I enjoy creating software that helps others be more efficient. Time should be spent efficiently¹. Code should execute efficiently. Eliminate waste.

It is tempting to keep your efficiency . . .

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May 29, 2014

Share Tech Mono

coding font series

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I discovered Ralph du Carrois's wonderful Share Tech Mono font five years ago. It's been my font of choice off and on over the years.

Share has a unique look and feel. There's no mistaking it for another font. The characters are blocky and each one is distinctive. I particularly like the distinction between 1, l, and I. It may . . .

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May 27, 2014

Envy Code R

coding font series

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Envy Code R has been my go to code font the last few years. DamienG created this awesome and graciously gives it away for free.

It checks all the boxes. It is clean and compact without feeling crowded. It looks great at any font size. A lot of the special characters often seen in code are especially good. Check out those curly . . .

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May 22, 2014

Coding Font Series

I have a slight obsession with the fonts I code in. A large percentage of my waking hours are spent staring at text on a monitor. It should look as close to perfect as possible. I've found some great fonts. Lots of bad ones. Nothing perfect yet. The search continues.

I'll detail some of my favorites and eventually create a complete . . .

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May 21, 2014

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Avatar I code, primarily on the .NET stack, and write about topics tangentially related.

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May 21, 2014

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