At Code and Coffee yesterday, Tim Wingfield suggested that I blog about my Build Button, so here it is.
A while back I got myself a Griffin Technologies PowerMate. This device is designed as a multimedia controller. Read: Volume knob. It has six events:
- Turn left
- Turn right
- Press and hold
- Press and turn left
- Press and turn right
I left the Turn left and turn right events violume for Media Player, but I set Press to be <CTRL> + <SHIFT> + B
That's right, build, baby.
So, when I get to finidh a method, I can just up and smack the button, and the project compiles. It's quite an experience. I used to have Press and hold set to <F5> but now I think I will have it run the unit tests since that is how I tend to develop these days.
Any, it's not a cheap thrill at $45, but I still think it is worth it.
By the by - i also have an Optimus Mini Three, which I recommend for the remarkably high geek factor.