Interview With the Mate Master

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.”