re: Touch Typing- The Most Important Skill For Developers Nobody Talks About VIEW POST


VERY interesting post on a (seemingly basic) aspect of coding that most coders never talk about. When I was in high school, I took two semesters of typing, during which I got to about 70-80 WPM, and I've pretty much been there ever since. At the time, I didn't take those classes thinking "this will be a key part of my professional life". I took them basically because I had to fill out my course schedule.

But I've said, on many occasions and to many people in the decades since I took those courses, that the single most-useful courses I've EVER taken were: typing. Given my career field, many people would assume that my "most useful" classes would have been computer-specific, or, maybe, math-specific. But hands-down, the most utilitarian skill I have EVER learned is... typing. I'm a programmer. And a writer. And a general computer addict. And my hand is hovering over a keyboard for most of my work hours. And during every one of those hours, my typing skills keep paying me back over and over again.

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