Every ebook developer has a favorite set of tools, but according to one expert in the space, not every ebook developer remembers to ask why they use the ones they do.
As Keith Snyder puts it, “On deadline, we choose the devil we know.” But one largely neglected software, in Snyder’s view, is a lesser evil than many others.
Sigil, which some developers once disparaged for changing code automatically, offers shortcuts that can make it considerably more efficient than the “long list[s] of hard-won workarounds” many developers are used to relying on.
At any rate, Snyder argues, “it’s probably worth thinking…about the pain caused by using hacksaws and turkey basters to turn screws. And maybe taking another look at what makes a good screwdriver in the first place.”
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