Saturday, May 8, 2010

Productive Programmer needs

This is the list of things I think are vital to let a programmer do their job effectively and efficiently:

  • Unlimited access to the Internet: As we cannot know everything, being able to search on the Internet is just too useful.
  • Fast hardware: Do you like to just wait while your source code is compiling?
  • Colleagues: Nothing so important as a colleague who can do a code review, help you solve an issue or can give you a second opinion about a design idea.
  • Isolation: Although communication and collaboration are key in software development, sometimes you just need to have a few hours on your own to get something done. No instant messaging, no phone calls, no meetings, just work.

And here are some more.

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