Give me 30 seconds, I can tell whether you are a Flex Builder Pro or not
How? I just simply watch whether you use Keyboard or Mouse to operate Flex Builder.
After work on Flex Builder long enough, Pros are the master of shortcuts. They usually press keyboard once to finish an operation (e.g. open a class definition, move a line of code up, build project, run project). While newcomers are struggle to move their mouse around to find something to click.
Knowing more keyboard shortcuts may no mean you have a better programming skills, but it makes you appear like a Pro. In fact, some companies check it when they interview candidates. When I applied for a position in a big research institute, the hiring manager told me to do a complex task by using some tools. I didn’t finish the task on time, but still got hired. Later, he explained, the way I used those tools (using a lot of keyboard shortcuts, I guess) made him believe I was a Pro.
Get the list of Flex Builder keyboard shortcuts
All right, so you want to become a Flex Builder Pro. Here is how you can get a list of Flex Builder keyboard shortcuts:
Within Your Flex Builder, Press Control+Shift+L
What you will see is like the below:
The next Flex Builder Pro
Now you have a complete list of Flex Builder shortcuts. Just try to incorporate more of them into your daily work. With the time, you will use Flex Builder like a Pro does.