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Professional Developers Practice their Kata to Stay Sharp

By: Dave Thomas

Abstract

Test First and Refactoring are arguably only possible by leveraging shortcuts. Using the mouse and menus makes it look like a developer is working in slow motion! Imagine if when you get an error in a new test if you were not able to use a shortcut to define a new class or method. It is no surprise that those who don't use two hands and keyboard shortcuts find TDD takes a lot longer and often express great frustration or give up.

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Dave Thomas, “Professional Developers Practice their Kata to Stay Sharp”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 9, no. 2 (March 2010), pp. 23-25, doi:10.5381/jot.2010.9.2.c3.

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