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install Visual Studio 2013 for free if you are using it for non-production environment or for testing and as student, just download it directly from Microsoft website: http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-com…

vs2013communityedition

This are awesome news for the development community, once visual studio is one-off the best developer companions programming tools. In the past we already had express editions, but this new visual studio brings a lot more than what you are used as free software consumer.

Q: Who can use Visual Studio Community?
A: Here’s how individual developers can use Visual Studio Community:
  • Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community to create their own free or paid apps.
Here’s how Visual Studio Community can be used in organizations:
  • An unlimited number of users within an organization can use Visual Studio Community for the following scenarios: in a classroom learning environment, for academic research, or for contributing to open source projects.
  • For all other usage scenarios: In non-enterprise organizations, up to 5 users can use Visual Studio Community. In enterprise organizations (meaning those with >250 PCs or > $1 Million US Dollars in annual revenue), no use is permitted beyond the open source, academic research, and classroom learning environment scenarios described above.

For more information, please refer to the Visual Studio Community 2013 License Terms and the Visual Studio Licensing Whitepaper.

Q: How does Visual Studio Community 2013 compare to other Visual Studio editions?
A: Visual Studio Community 2013 includes all the great functionality of Visual Studio Professional 2013, designed and optimized for individual developers, students, open source contributors, and small teams.

Q: How do I create a Visual Studio extension?
A: Millions of developers use Visual Studio extensions every day. Check out http://integrate.visualstudio.com/ for more information on building on any of the Visual Studio development tools and services.

” source (Microsoft Visual Studio website on December 2014)

If you want some insights about Visual Studio costs and versions go to www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-community-vs

Self Organization and Produtivity

Posted: October 13, 2014 in Tools
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As some of you already know i had been a development freelancer in the past fortunately well succeeded.

Today i had read an fantastic article from Christina Avampato that i most highlight, because is one of the most important things in our industry special after the agile born to have a clear plan about your time and how to use it.

Is  important for frellers is one of the most important soft skills of contracted ones, and  something without you can live if you have the 2 roles (seeing myself on the minor).

From Christina article i would elect the following rules as essential:

leave space on the Calendar (your manager will always battle against this as your Ego )

– Schedule it

– Keep your skills Sharp

To have a full picture of this things and others that Christina explains like a master go to the link: http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-all-successful-freelancers-do

I would like also to suggest you the read of one-off the most spectacular books about this topic:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18070400-breaking-the-time-barrier

Other thing that can really help you are productivity tools, and to help you with that i will pass the topic to other 2 great articles that are aligned with what we are talking about ( from great authors):

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2012/11/26/7-web-productivity-tools-thatll-maximize-your-efficiency/

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottHanselmans2014UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolListForWindows.aspx

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/scotthanselmanscompletelistofproductivitytips.aspx

I wish you a nice read and i hope this articles can help you as they had help me in the past, maybe one of this days i write also something about this topics, but right now i let this to the specialists