Omg, you've done a lot of the series! Where were you at as a programmer before you started? I've loosely followed the series (not actually typing the code) and am thinking about actually coding it up from scratch but it's a serious, serious endeavor and I'm not sure how much use it would be vs actual coding time alone.
BTW, EVERYONE WITH WRIST ISSUES FROM YOUR MOUSE,GET ONE OF THESE
. Like, I'm not here to advertise, but RSI is no joke and I've had problems but I literally have ZERO
problems with that mouse and my Fellowes Ergonomic keyboard
. Keep in mind these are suggestions for coding
. If you're a crazy hardcore gamer, it may be hard to game at first with these but honestly, you get used to them and they literally remove all pain. Another great option for a mouse is this one
(but I prefer the Evoluent because it is a little less awkward.
But seriously, take priority for your health. It's worth the minor inconvenience at first.
Mór, I had same problems and fears. I Tried a 2 monitor setup - still did not work, because once you shift focus to the other monitor to type something, you don't see anything Casey's typing and it's even more frustrating. (Maybe if you're touch typing it's possible. I'm not so I don't know)
So yeah, I did starting and stopping the video for 60 episodes.
It took up to 3-3,5 hours per episode to type everything and understand the code.
But was worth it. I now work roughly as fast as Casey (was nowhere near it! it was shocking at first)
As far as RSI goes, I would definitely recommend vim. I guess this is individual, but I started having issues after ~1 year after HH started.
Now I switched to vim and about to start wearing braces like Casey. RSI is no joke.