Two Minute Tools & Tips Tuesday

Learning is challenging.

We are all busy, and it can be difficult to find time to sit down and read a blog post, watch a video, or work through a tutorial.

 

Additionally, as I’ve continued to create videos on my YouTube channel, I keep finding more and more ideas that I want to share with others.

 

So, I’m going to try something this month.  I’m going to add a 2nd video each week.  That video will come out on Tuesdays and will be part of a new ongoing series called:

Two Minute Tools & Tips Tuesday

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Android Studio Navigation Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can have a huge impact on developer efficiency and productivity.

Moving from command to command without taking your hands off the keyboard speeds up your development cycle and helps you take full advantage of the IDE.

Here are several of my favorite navigational shortcuts within Android Studio that I use on a daily basis.

Enter Action or Option

Lookup any command by name using a single shortcut. Extremely useful when first learning shortcuts.

(My personal favorite shortcut)

Mac: Command + Shift + A

Win: Ctrl + Shift + A

Open a Class (‘class’)

Allows you to search for, and open, a specific class

Mac: Command + O,

Win: Ctrl+N

Search Everywhere

Search the entire project for files, code, and menus

Mac: double shift

Win: double shift

Go to File

Look up, and go to, a specific file by name

Mac: Shift + Command + O,

Win: Ctrl + Shift + N

Back

Jump to previous location

Mac: Command + [ or Alt + Command + Left

Win: Ctrl + Alt + Left

Forward

Mac: Command + ] or Alt + Command + Right

Win: Ctrl + Alt + Right

Recent Files

Open list of recent files and quickly navigate between them

Mac: Comand + E

Win: Ctrl + E

Complete Current Statement

Will auto complete the current statement based on whatever that statement is. A basic statement will have the cursor moved to the end of the line and a semicolon added if using Java. If writing a method, the braces for the method body will be added and the cursor moved within the braces.

Mac: Comand + Shift + Enter

Win: Ctrl + Shift + Enter

 

There are many more shortcuts to be learned, and I’ll be exploring more in the future. Until then, check out this list to get you started.

 

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What are your favorite navigation shortcuts in Android Studio? Comment below or share on social media. I’d love to continue the conversation.

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Learning Kotlin by “Mistake”

I recently wrote about how the Android engineering team at Udacity has embraced learning Kotlin through experimentation and making “mistakes”.

 

Check it out here:

Learning Kotlin by Mistake – Udacity Eng & Data

As our individual and collective team understanding of Kotlin develops, we inevitably review & revisit code thinking things like: “I’ve learned 3 new ways to write this” “I prefer a different syntax/convention now” “What was I thinking when I wrote this the first time?”

 

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Thoughts, questions, tips on learning Kotlin? Comment below or share on social media.  I’d love to continue the conversation.

 

I love to meet/talk/discuss with others so if you have feedback or want to chat you can follow me on Twitter, YouTubeMedium, or subscribe here to stay up to date on the latest posts from my blog.