I was doing some development on my laptop tonight and I was getting fed up with the default font, Courier New, in Visual Studio. On my other laptop I have a different font and I found myself mighty frustrated, because Courier New isn't exactly the easiest to keep staring at. Also, it's not tight and compact, either. Font choice for programmers is very much a personal choice. Some other views on the subject:
KeithDevens.com: Programming Fonts
Coding Horror: Revisiting Programming Fonts
Typographica: Fonts for Programmers
So I found myself trying to figure out what font I had grown used to. Luckily, I remembered it had been posted as a suggestion in response to one of my articles. Looking back, the poster was none other than Adam Machanic, a very well respected SQL Server MVP. The font in question was:
I've learned a lot from Adam's blog posts because I have found that he rarely takes things at face value, instead choosing to run tests to confirm what is the best performing query method. If you don't subscribe to his blog (or to the aggregate feed for SQLBlog.com),you're missing a lot. I hadn't realized, probably due the passage of time, that I had picked this up from him, too.