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13 Cool IntelliJ Features (You Probably Didn’t Know)

monday, july 15, 2024

As you probably know, I am a big fan and user of IntelliJ. Besides the tips on features you’ll use every day, there are tons of lesser-known features, some of which surprised me positively. In this video, I’m showing 13 helpful IntelliJ features that you likely don’t know yet.
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5 Ways to Debug Quarkus JVM Applications

tuesday, may 21, 2024

Quarkus' dev mode is a wonderful way to quickly update your code while programming, including adding some debug statements. Your IDE’s debug functionality, however, is still a powerful method to debug more complex or unclear situations. In this video I’m showing five different ways how to debug your Quarkus application, locally, in containers, or in Kubernetes.
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A Simple Plain-Text Knowledge System

thursday, may 02, 2024

As knowledge worker and when learning new topics, it’s helpful to have a note-taking system and a way to keep track of acquired knowledge and additional pointers. In this video, I’m showing a simple, plain-text-file-based knowledge system powered by your editor of choice. I want to point out that you don’t need a sophisticated third-party tool to manage your notes, and that a few tips can get you very far.
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Uploading Files With Quarkus (Update)

monday, april 22, 2024

If you’re using Quarkus in a recent version and would like to upload (multiple) files, this video is for you.
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Vim Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier

wednesday, march 20, 2024

When starting out your journey with Vim, there are so many things to learn. Over time, you will see which features will stick with you and which ones are helpful in your work.
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Tour of My Dotfiles

friday, march 15, 2024

I’m sharing my relevant “dotfiles”, that is all the configuration in my Linux home directory on GitHub. I was asked a few times to go through these files, explain what the individual config bits do, and the motivation behind them.
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How to Become Better at the Keyboard

friday, february 09, 2024

Over the years, I’ve made the point quite extensively that developers should be proficient in using the keyboard. Besides touch typing — being able to type without looking at your keyboard — which tips or techniques can help you becoming better at the keyboard?
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Why I’m Using a Tiling Window Manager

monday, january 29, 2024

Over the years, I got asked many times why my setup looks so weird, especially with my window manager. I’m using a tiling window manager, i3 on Arch Linux, and in the following video I’m explaining why and how.
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