October 30th, 2013, 02:36 PM
How do you refer to a piece of code?
I have recently started to learn coding. When I am stuck, I google for the solution and usually find the solution in one of these forums. However, I always have to switch back and forth between the solution and my code editor.
Is there any better way to do this? Sorry if this a novice question.
October 30th, 2013, 04:09 PM
Not sure what exactly it is you want to do? Write code in browser?
If you want to write code at same time you are looking at examples/solution, the best will be to use two screens, having one application on each screen.
October 31st, 2013, 04:18 AM
Yes, you got it right. But, since I have space constraints, I cannot keep a second monitor. So I was looking for alternatives.
Originally Posted by MrFujin
October 31st, 2013, 07:11 AM
Well, you can use two monitors (as many developers do) - for example one above the other if you have "space constraints". However it seems to me that beginner programmer should not surf others code too much - it is important instead to write your own code and use your own head as much as possible
I myself feel not much trouble switching between applications with Alt-Tab.
October 31st, 2013, 07:45 AM
I think you are right, I must use my own brains to the fullest.
Originally Posted by rodiongork
November 4th, 2013, 09:19 AM
I use three monitors at work, but also note that at least 2 of the 3 modern OSes (Ubuntu and Windows) have hotkeys for "make the current window the entire left/right side of the screen." Taking two windows and putting them side-by-side takes only a few keystrokes or mouse movements. Multiple monitors or browsing the forums on a tablet or something is your best bet however.
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November 7th, 2013, 06:35 PM
Either alt+tab or I copy/paste the example code and stick it in my IDE as comment code until I'm done referring to it.
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