On this week’s episode Ben and I talk with Jared Parsons, a lead developer at Microsoft working in Developer Tools division (Visual Studio). Author of the very popular (and free) VsVim extension for Visual Studio 2010 and #10 on Stackoverflow in total rep.
- In this show we talk about VsVimthe hugely popular free extension that adds Vim bindings to Visual Studio 2010 (written in F#).
- We talk about Vim vs Emacs a bit.
- Social coding and github
- Stackoverflow and Jared’s rise to, at one time, #4 in the SO ranking.
- Gamification of helping others
- Value of code comments
- Dynamic vs static typing
- What’s the correct level of abstraction?