A mouse is a secondary tool for a programmer. Depending on your development environment, you may barely use your mouse at all!
Most of us work in a corporate environment where we still rely on the mouse quite a bit, especially for all the general overhead tasks we have to complete like project planning, answering emails, surfing for what that cryptic error message means, etc.
That’s why it’s still important that a programmer has a reliable mouse to go along with their keyboard. The more accurate, comfortable, and useful a mouse is, the more efficient and happy we’ll be programming.
Let’s dive right into the different features of a mouse you should consider, and any special considerations programmers should factor in to a purchasing decision.