One of the most important skills I have learned
Published on 09 November 2021
As a web developer I do a lot of typing. For a long time I was a two finger typist. I was quite fast but it wasn’t very efficient. It was fair to say that typing was an obstacle at times.
There is a lot more to the job than just typing. There is a lot of thinking involved, which makes it all the more important for my typing to not get in the way. Now when I’m trying out a solution to a problem, typing out the code doesn’t hinder that process.
If you’re a developer/engineer/programmer, or any other profession which involves spending a significant amount of time at a keyboard, learning to touch type is an invaluable skill.
There are plenty of resources online that can help you to learn this skill. The one I used and highly recommend was TypingClub.
The other benefit to touch typing is that I can still work when my cat decides to lay on my arms to get the heat from my laptop.
This post is part of a series of posts in which I write and publish a blog post every day throughout November 2021. There are no constraints on the project and the posts don’t neccissarliy have any connection to each other.