Mark Miller Humbled Again!

28 January 2010

Mark created a hybrid coding input device with a Rock Band toy guitar and CodeRush to use in a coding contest where he demonstrated that even with only a few buttons to use, CodeRush enabled him to write code faster than dozens of challengers at PDC, including top notch talent like Scott Hanselman and Steve Smith. 13542_182544642356_101685002356_2799631_1383446_n

It was amazing! Mark + toy guitar controller * CodeRush took them all on and emerged victorious! Mostly. There were 2 lucky developers that were a little faster than the MarkCodeRushToyGuitar cyborg.

Check out this great quote from one of the winners, Eiríkur Nilsson:

I first tried out CodeRush Xpress and immediately knew I had to get the full package, it really does change how one writes code. The code generators are incredible, the way they allow you to write multiple lines of code with just a couple of keystrokes is ingenious, it's quite hard to explain as it really needs to be witnessed. That applies as well to how CodeRush presents things in-line in your code editor, the way refactorings are presented is so visual and intuitive. It makes a huge difference not having to switch focus from the code editor in order to do something like renaming or moving arguments. Finally, the Code Navigation features really speed up moving around your code.

All in all, CodeRush speeds up development in countless ways. So, after beating Mark on his Rock Band programming, I had to ask for a full CodeRush license in reward, and I've been really happy using it.

-Eiríkur Nilsson

Mark was humbled by Eirikur at PDC 2009 and again by his quote above (in a good way - thanks Eirikur). Mark especially liked this line that shows one of CodeRush’s core strengths:

…the way refactorings are presented is so visual and intuitive. It makes a huge difference not having to switch focus from the code editor in order to do something like renaming or moving arguments.

-Eiríkur Nilsson

Thanks Eiríkur Nilsson. I can only imagine how fast you are now WITH CodeRush!

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