If you are using VS Code, it's very easy to add code snippets that can speed up your coding. Here's a Perch Snippets file that I use https://github.com/clivewalker/Perch-VS-Code-Snippets
Hope it's helpful.
Example use, if it’s not obvious, entering if -> tab in VS Code will add a Perch If conditional <perch:if exists=""></perch:if>.
Each snippet has two shortcuts, one is very short like if, the other is a bit longer like perchif. Use whichever one is best for you.