Favorite Windows Shortcuts

So many times I watch Windows users spending lots of time doing task that should just take a few seconds but instead are taking several minutes because they are taking the long way around to get the task completed.

Here are some examples that I see people doing and below I will show you how to get them done the easiest way possible.

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Favorite Windows Programs

Developer productivity is not just about maximizing your speed in editor. It also includes additional software to help you be more productive. Below is some of my favorite Windows software that I use.

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Npm, Bower, Git, and Bash Proxy Configurations

When you are using npm, bower, and git behind a proxy server you have to do a little bit of configuration. Luckily it is super easy to do these configurations. Almost all of the programs have command line commands to set and unset the proxy server.

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Presentation Environment Setup

One of the first things that you learn when giving presentations is that fonts and font size matters just as much as the content. Below is a listing of the various font settings that I have found to be effective and how to set them in the programs that I use.

If you have other programs that you use, feel free to leave a comment on the font settings that you use.

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Vagrant Part 6 - Behind A Proxy Server

If you are working behind a proxy server you will need to configure both the host computer and the Vagrant virtual machines to communicate through the proxy server. It is easy to configure the proxy settings but finding the documentation is a different story. Below we will go through how to configure the proxy for the vagrant commands (up, status, box add, etc) and then how to configure the virtual machine proxy settings.

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