I’ve first heard from the Pomodoro technique a couple of years ago from a friend at work. You can find details on the official website, but in short : it’s a focusing technique where you work in short intervals (25 minutes), separated by 5 minutes breaks. A timer is used to “wake you up” when your interval is finished. The idea is that focused period of work (with no interruption), separated by short break improves mental agility, increases productivity, prevents burnout, will end starvation in the world, solve the middle east conflicts, etc. Continue reading
You’re using Eclipse to develop a C/C++ Windows command line application, and instead of debugging using the Eclipse integrated console you would like to use a native DOS/Windows console. Some reasons to do so are that the Eclipse integrated console doesn’t deal very well with some DOS console features (like cursor positioning), and it may buffer some inputs. Happily, it is possible to configure Eclipse to use a native console !