Hasty Treat - Non-Glamorous Skills You Should Have


In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about the non-glamorous skills that will improve your life as a developer!

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Show Notes

3:13 - Why it’s needed

  • Make you a better dev
  • Make big tasks easier

7:00 - Why we don’t do it

  • Because it’s hard
  • It’s boring - sometimes
  • It’s not our focus

7:24 - Good command line skills

  • Get around file system
  • Copy, move, delete things

8:58 - Keyboard skills

  • Jump by word/line/BOL/EOL
  • Learn 1 new shortcut per week
  • Custom keybindings for common tasks

14:22 - Communication and interpersonal skills

14:41 - Time management

  • Focus apps to help
  • How long will something take?
  • Revisit past projects when they are done and see how long it took

16:36 - Good file hygiene

  • Good folder structure
  • Delete old cruft
  • Clear your recycle
  • Desktop and downloads are off-limits
  • Create template structures or tools for commonly used structures
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