Software Quality

January 19, 2015

SSD Drives really are fast – and Ideal for Hyper-V storage

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Allen @ 3:52 pm

I just bought a new SSD (Solid State Drive). It’s a Samsung 850 EVO – 500 GB from MicroCenter.

OMG! I had no idea how fast it could be.


January 3, 2015

Nice large monitor for productivity work

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Allen @ 8:08 am

If you are an office worker who needs lots of screen space, then I can recommend the LG 34″ Curved Widescreen IPS LCD Monitor. I just got one and it is amazing. It has a nice crisp resolution, and the width is great for a software developer. But it would be equally useful for someone who needed to see several documents side-by-side or someone who deals with large Excel spreadsheets.

The curved screen is kind of nice. It’s a mild curve. Not radical. And it does seem to make it easier to view. (more…)

January 2, 2015

Developers Dream Machine

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Allen @ 12:35 am

I finally fulfilled a long-time dream. I got a computer that’s fast for a software developer. It loads Visual Studio 15 Preview and my sample web application, all in 15 seconds. And builds it in 5 seconds.  If most of your day consists of loading visual studio, loading solutions, and building them, you want those things to happen fast.

I am finally content with the performance of my development machine … for now 🙂

Here is how I did it. (more…)

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