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Efficiency hacks for programmers

Over the years, I've found a number of efficiency hacks which make using the computer as a software developer much more smooth and elegant. This involves how I use the OS, the IDE, and other tools. I've found it pays to sharpen the saw and make the flow of work as hurdle-free as possible, especially for the tasks that are repeated many times. The cost of setting things up and learning to use any particular hack non-trivial but fixed, and the benefit is ongoing. In this post, I describe the hacks that made the most impact for me.

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