I love shortcuts. Specifically, keyboard shortcuts. Quick keystrokes that invoke
commands and menu options. I couldn't live without them. But that's me. It seems
normal that people don't use them at all save for
One of the main goals as developers is automating repetitive and error-prone
tasks. There's very few things that can get as repetitive as clicking OK
or Cancel on dialogs, checking boxes or navigating between form fields. And yet,
very few people use
Shift+Tab to navigate
between form fields,
Space to check checkboxes and
Escape to accept o dismiss dialogs. I can
totally understand that the average computer user won't get used to this, but
I can't respect a developer that doesn't know his tools. And that doesn't mean
you have to be an Emacs guru, but regardless of your tool of choice, you
better show me your skills when I'm interviewing you.
That's what this is all about; mastering your tools. I don't care that much about the particular tool as long as you prove that you know it inside out. I'm not the only one who thinks on this vein. I recently read the best IDE in the world by Nichas Bize and I found myself bobbing my head in agreement all along.
- The Best IDE in the World by Nicolas Bize.