The programming Editor is a Software Engineer’s best friend (quote from Brian Hsu!!) A software engineer spends most of his time in Editor to write codes (excluding the time we spend on Google and Stack Overflow, of course). So what Editor should you choose for your software engineer life?


Well … there is no real answer for that. You choose whatever you like and make the best use of it. Each Editor exists for a reason. If you can have the highest productivity using a certain Editor, then go for it!

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What terminal theme do you currently use? Do you find sometimes it’s hard to find a specific line in your screen?

I used to use normal terminal, but it’s really hard for me to find information in an all text environment.

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I first changed my theme to Homebrew (from preference)

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Black background and green text made my eyes feel better. But I thought there should be a better way to distinguish between username, file directory, status, etc.

Therefore, I researched and found a way to make using terminal easier.

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This past week flew by like an arrow. I just completed Hack Reactor week 1 (wohoo)! There are lots of stuff I learned from this past week. Here is the quick review of what I experienced in week 1.

1. Awesome people: People at Hack Reactor are super cool. From lecturers, staff, to seniors and same cohort peers, everyone is so passionate and caring. The energy in the environment really motivates me to be as awesome as others.

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You know how I researched coding bootcamps and the reason I chose Hack Reactor from here. I applied for four bootcamps in the Bay Area, and this post is about my application experience.

I finalized my application list to these four bootcamps: Hack Reactor, Dev Bootcamp, RocketU, and Coding Dojo. Because Hack Reactor was on the top of my list, I first went through Coding Dojo and RocketU’s applications (to practice and prepare myself).

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