Getting Back Into Coding

Date Published: 25 January 2005

Getting Back Into Coding

I’ve been back from Iraq for almost a month now, and back home in Ohio for almost 2 weeks. I have a new Alienware laptop that came last week and I’ve been trying to get it set up so that I can get some work done on it. It always surprises me how much *stuff* I have to install before I feel like my environment is ready to go. Here’s a quick list off the top of my head for this box:

Windows XP Pro (came with it)
Office 2003 (came with it — had to move my Outlook files from my old computer)
Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise
SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
NAnt
NCover
NUnit
SourgeGear Vault
VirtualPC
3dFTP
SpamBayes
RSSBandit
MSN Messenger
Yahoo Messenger

That’s not including a couple of games I installed that I got for Christmas and some other personal software. But now that that’s done, I’m acually able to get back into some real coding. It’s good to be back home with a high speed Internet connection, a new computer, and no boss!

Steve Smith

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Steve is an experienced software architect and trainer, focusing currently on ASP.NET Core and Domain-Driven Design.

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