The O’Reilly Mac DevCenter is running an interview with Allan Odgaard, creator of the brilliant Mac text editor TextMate. Learning about Allan’s development style, and how he keeps motivated, is a highlight of the interview.

“I work with only a subset of my to-do list, and release minor updates regularly, which helps make it feel less overwhelming, and gives a sense of accomplishment,” he says. “I also keep at least a few tasks open so that, if I feel I am getting nowhere with the current thing I am doing, I can just switch tasks.”

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