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General Discussion

Jon Thomas
Jon Thomas
8,916 Points

Speed of typing and window actions of teachers in coding tutorials

Some of these videos are waaaaaaay too fast. I appreciate that your programmers can type really fast and switch windows quickly, and use all kinds of editor shortcuts and such. I know a lot of them too, and they're handy, but I'm still typing while watching someone else. There should be no reason these guys fly through typing code that fast. I spend more time pausing the videos, rewinding (and then refreshing when the videos hang) just to type what they type, than I do actually typing. Please guys, ask them to take their time. I'd rather have a longer video than have to manage the video's seek bar the entire time.

It's not all bad. They speak very clearly and slowly for us, but they need to take a chill pill on the power user stuff and typing speed. Or, let them type as fast as they want, but have them relax for a second before cmd+tabbing away so we can finish typing. It would be a much more delightful experience. :)

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25,372 Points

100% Agree as well. For me the rapid copying/pasting they do when restructuring code in the document causes me to re-watch over and over again like Im trying to figure out a slight-of-hand trick. Sometimes its hard to focus on the concepts you're suppose to be learning because of this.