VS Code (download)

I’ve done a lot of technical hiring and a part of that process has always been a hands on paired programming exercise. For me, one of the traits of the better candidates is deep familiarity with their IDE or editor - they’ve spent time learning about their tool of choice and had a strong taste for the how and why of it’s configuration. Typically the candidates who checked, adjusted or discussed the configuration would finish the exercise much more quickly and comfortably, so it was normally a leading indicator early in the interview that things were going to go well. The little things make a difference to overall productivity, and if you get a chance when pairing or working to improve your skills focus on these details - where your hands sit on the keyboard, how often you use the mouse, speed and accuracy of typing and knowledge of editor shortcuts. This deck tries to help with one part of that process, covering power user shortcuts for VS Code.