Keyboarding skills

Exercises to increase fluency with refactoring by practicing using keyboard shortcuts more.

Learning Goals

Session Outline

Connect: keyboard shortcuts you use a lot

What are the keyboard shortcuts that you use the most while coding? Dot voting, up to 5 votes each:

The goal is just to remind people they already know some shortcuts, even if it’s only Ctrl-C for copy and Ctrl-V for paste.

Concept and do

Use the Keyboard Shortcut Katas. The five sections are listed in the README. For each one, present the challenge, get people to identify the relevant keyboard shortcuts, and let them work on it individually.


Get a sticky note to keep next to your screen. Note down on it one or two keyboard shortcuts that you will try to use more often now.