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Slides from my Productivity Boosters talk at CONDG

Posted on July 22, 2010

Here are the slides from my Productivity Boosters talk. Some other links you might be interested in:

Create a plan of how you are going to be a productive and effective developer!


  1. Excellent ideas on boosting productivity! As developers, it is our job to know our tools inside and out. A couple other tools that I use to boost productivity are Launchy, an open source keystroke launcher, and Vimperator, a Firefox browser extension with strong inspiration from the Vim text editor, with a mind towards faster and more efficient browsing.

    Andrew Vida — July 23, 2010 @ 8:00 am

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