A day in the life of a programmer

A day in the life of a programmer

Most people don’t realise that to be properly effective, a programmer needs several hours of un-interrupted concentration. It takes a while for a programmer to get into the state which I call ‘The Zone’. The Zone is the state of mind where a programmer no longer has to try to think about what he’s coding; he’s on auto-pilot, the code just flows into the keyboard.

It takes a while to get into The Zone and any interruption breaks this Zen (programmers are freaking awesome) like state… and it’s usually not possible to get into The Zone twice in one day. Needless to say, we don’t like to get interrupted.

The picture below, while funny and awesome also happens to be true.

A day in the life of a programmer

A day in the life of a programmer

Ok Tuesday, are you ready to get your arse kicked?

(Image ‘creatively borrowed’ from http://digg.com/news/technology/A_Day_In_The_Life_Of_A_Programmer_v1_0_COMIC)

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2 comments

  1. Once I am in the zone, I see blondes, brunettes, red heads… quoted from the Matrix movie.

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