Productivity Tools Are Crucial in the Current Development Landscape, at SD Times

by Jeff Langr

January 15, 2020

Jenna Sargent of SD Times published an article on the tools that help developers ship code “faster and faster.” Several developers were quoted in “Productivity tools are crucial in the current development landscape,” including Jeff Langr. A short excerpt:

Perhaps more important than finding the right tools is mastering them, Langr explained. “Master the wonderful tools that Unix distributions provide, but particularly master your editor, whether it be emacs, vim, or bare-bones editing in IDEA,” Langr said. “I’m always amazed at how inefficient too many veteran developers are when it comes to editing their code …  Master your tools. It’s well worth the investment.”

He added that once he masters a tool, the tool itself moves out of the way too. “I can think about my real goals instead of the rote steps needed to accomplish them,” said Langr.

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