Touch Typing and Programming

How Touch Typing is Important for a Programmer? ​

A programmer is a learned person who writes computer software (program) using a programming language. However, a programmer is required to type syntactically and logically correct programs. For this reason, touch typing and programming go hand in hand. It matters for a programmer when typing prevents his ideas to run smoothly towards solving a problem.

Actually, touch typing comes first than programming, we are typists first and then programmers. Without Touch typing, a developer spends more time fussing with keyboard and fixing typing errors rather than generating ideas and keeping up with live code.  While coding if a programmer worries too much about keyboard then he has little room for thoughts and may not be able to come up with an optimum solution. Apart from this, critical typing errors are not only slow down your speed but it also breaks the flow. 

Above all, typos can bring in logical errors in a program that can’t be easily debugged. Logical errors are nightmares and it may take a lot of time to find and correct them.
Why deal with so many frustrations if you can avoid all these pitfalls by devoting some time and putting efforts into learning touch typing. 
 

Have you ever been made crazy by doing typing errors that ended in a trouble or caused a lot of rework? Let me know your experience with touch typing as programmer in the comments section below. 

Conclusion

A programmer is a person who writes computer program. Anyhow, it is the responsibility of a programmer to write correct programs which is only possible with touch typing. Touch typing helps a developer to prevent syntax and logical errors. In addition to this, touch typing also assistant in generating new ideas seamlessly.  These reasons, make touch typing skills a requisite for programmers and developers. 

Our book, Learn Touch Typing in 12 Simple Lessons, provides more tips and tricks to learn and improve touch typing skills.

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