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Adrian B.G.

Exactly, this advice is on my productivity tips list too

I saw devs that after years of intellij wouldn't use basic features like expand selection, move code or multi cursor.

We shouldn't be afraid of switching the IDE and loosing the knowledge and relearn, visual studio code for example has key mapping for devs that are used to other ide like intellij or atom,so transition is smooth.

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Dan Lebrero Author

That list is very good. Thanks a lot for sharing.

I agree with everything but the last point regarding Postman :). We rely too much on GUIs, GUIs do not compose

By the way, CTRL + R is probably the greatest shortcut in bash history. Pun intended :P.

Cheers,

Dan

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Adrian B.G.

Postman has a benefit that non-coders can use what we have built, especially QA's, if we build something in bash they cannot understand or modify.

nevertheless Postman can be run in CLI, we hooked it up with Jenkins for periodic checkups.

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Dan Lebrero Author

For any advanced use, Postman has branching, looping, variables and its own xUnit library. That pretty much looks like Turing complete programming language to me.

I wonder why we are so reluctant to use our "production programming language" for things like this. Are our languages and IDEs so bad? Are our design skills so poor?

Anyway, I do not disagree on giving easy tool to non-programmers, I just see too many programmers tied to GUIs.

Thanks a lot!

Dan