I'm a dev of 14 years and my whole career I've been the only dev on my team.

I'm a dev of 14 years and my whole career I've been the only dev on my team. Now I work with a team of devs and I realize I work much slower than everyone else.

You guys actually code 8 hours a day while at work???

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Minus shitty meetings and annoying lunch break yeah sort of.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus. I've been coding an hour or 2 a day MAX. Rest of the time is spent on reddit/IQfy and talking to coworkers.
      I don't think I can do this job.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You should probably quit.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are you human (European)?
        If not then yeah... you should probably quit. Food delivery is a more suitable role for you.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >minus about six hours a day of politics and meetings and a one hour lunch break, yeah i totally get eight full hours of coding in

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's a reason I prefer WFH some days.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Very few people actually work 8 hours a day.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how many hours do you spend coding per day would you say

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        NTA, but I never really code for more than 3 hours total in a day. I spend the remaining 5 hours attending pointless meetings (daily, backlog refinement, etc.), slacking off, cooking (100% WFH), working on my hobby projects that are actually fun, and so on
        pro tip: you can always hold on to your ticket a bit longer still after you've finished the implementation. Nobody will be able to tell anyway, and you get some extra time for slacking off and getting paid.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Jesus. I've been coding an hour or 2 a day MAX. Rest of the time is spent on reddit/IQfy and talking to coworkers.
          I don't think I can do this job.

          >NTA
          >reddit types

          Hello newbie

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >pro tip: you can always hold on to your ticket a bit longer still after you've finished the implementation
          Is it even working if you don't do this? Of course I also overestimate the points during backlog refinement.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >what would you say it is... that you DO around here?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        zero, zip, zilch, nada

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    a human can code for max. 4 hours until his energy is burned out for the day max. 6 when trained over the years
    everything after is just forced slop prone to errors

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cool post bro, why don't you back that up with a source?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        there are many studys about this, i read one about productive coding once but i dont find it anymore
        https://www.seattletimes.com/explore/careers/clinging-to-an-8-hour-workday-research-suggests-5-hours-is-better/

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        my foot in your ass. Source: mother nature

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      homie I'm out here cranking out code for 18 hours straight before I got engaged, and every once in a while I get a free evening and do it again. You are a rube.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nah, at my peak I could code and research/write essays for nearly 20 hours on mere coffee.
      Though after doing that for some time it has caught up with my body a bit and now after about 6 hrs I get kinda blurry and fuzzy.
      But then I take an hr break and I can start again.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The limitations of being human are so fricking annoying.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The trick is to only do braindead work after 6-8 hours. I sometimes soend that time looking for assets, writing email, fixing comments etc. But I'm self employed, I wouldn't do this for a company.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do like 4-6 hours of work daily.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's still an insane amount.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd wager I do 4 hours of actual, focused work most days, barring any bullshit meetings or whatever. But it varies massively. I've had quiet periods with so little to do and no motivation to do it where I've done like a few hours per week for a month or two, and I've also had really busy periods where either I'm working on something particularly interesting or particularly pressing and I'm doing more like 6-8 hours every day. I don't get paid overtime, so I don't go over that, but I don't think I could sustain more than 8 hours a day for very long anyway.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do like 2 hours a day.max
    In past i did like 4 hours max but i was newbie and gradually it reduced to 2 hours.max
    Only once i did 8 hours but i had to cover for 3 due to emergency.
    If your job focring you to code for 8 hours just don't, do 6 hours because even if you are slow it doesn't change fact that after 4 hour your code becomes spaghetii with bugs slowly, use rest of time to socilize and discuss job if you are in office, if you WFH then what the frick you worry about ?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      NTA, but I never really code for more than 3 hours total in a day. I spend the remaining 5 hours attending pointless meetings (daily, backlog refinement, etc.), slacking off, cooking (100% WFH), working on my hobby projects that are actually fun, and so on
      pro tip: you can always hold on to your ticket a bit longer still after you've finished the implementation. Nobody will be able to tell anyway, and you get some extra time for slacking off and getting paid.

      go
      back

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jew

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >J

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How much actual code would you produce during those 2-4 hours?

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What do you even do rest of your day? Especially if you work in office?
    You just browser chinz or reddit?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yea basically. But now I work remote and MUCH HARDER. I miss my office job.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kinda depends. I have adhd and autism so when I do get into it I can easily keep coding for 8-12 hours straight due to hyperfocus. But it's fickle and half the time it's hard to focus on work at all.
    Been using vyvanse for a couple of months now and it's ridiculous how much longer I can focus now. Even putting in overtime at work when I'm working on something I enjoy.
    But usually a work day for me is about 3-4 hours of quality coding on average. Rest is meetings and chatting with coworkers.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >on one program
    max 3 hours before everything i write has to be written again the day after
    >switching it up
    i can go all day

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If someone is spending most of their day typing, then they're not spending most of their day designing. Don't worry. Those people will give you job security as long as you think deeply enough about your programming problems.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Too soon anon, too soon

    I get 2 to 4 hours at best on average nowadays. I used to be way more productive, but that was before I was a nutcase - I got depression, never really fixed it properly and it's really hard to get motivated to work when you're mostly living on inertia (I also have ADHD, because frick me that's why). It doesn't help that I'm currently working with fr*nchies, they are disorganised as all everloving frick, I'm in awe of how they managed to stay afloat for 10+ years with that approach.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >You guys actually code 8 hours a day while at work???
    No! Who the frick does that? lol

    Jokes aside though, I work way better when I'm alone or working on a really small team of 2 to 3 people, maybe 5 to 7 if it's a bigger project. I hate big teams, and I hate 8 hour workdays. If I work a lot in a day, it's usually like 4hr max, 2hr on normal days

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    HOW
    MUCH
    CODE
    DO
    YOU
    PRODUCE
    IN
    YOUR
    TYPICAL
    2-4
    HOUR
    DAY?
    (In a dev team as opposed to individual)???

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    as an unemployed NEET it can vary, sometimes it's hard to measure.

    I can go for 8 hour straight coding sessions sometimes with few breaks. other times I have to read or take notes, or get stuck on some stupid shit which takes a while so it feels like i made no progress. like today, i didn't do much because i got stuck on 2 problems. 1 was a weird glitch that was my fault, the other was an actual bug in the program i was using.

    i would say an average of 4-6 hours a day of actual coding work if i am working on coding that day. and 4-6 hours of miscellaneous stuff where I'm not actually coding.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You average 10 hrs / day as a NEET?
      Is this all measured or "trust me bro hours"?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I guess trust me bro hours because i don't measure. But i don't really do anything else besides code, art, 3d model. I have no IRL friends and only really go out for groceries. So I'm usually either coding, exercising, or shitposting/watching YouTube. I think that's probably about right between everything i do. Maybe a bit more maybe less not sure

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A lot of people over-estimate how much time they spend and under-estimate how much they eat, etc... typically in their own favor when not measured. If real then good on you anon. Shame you have no friends but I hope you can enjoy what you do.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What? No we fricking don't
    Unless you are a fricking C++ goon or you work in some shitty game industry lmao

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the language and the difficulty of the task really

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    who cares? AI will replace you soon anyway

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I code like 3 hours per day, rest of the time is spent on meetings or either debugging the code I wrote.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >You guys actually code 8 hours a day while at work???
    Yes. All that talk about "hard work X dedication", and yet you boomers are the most inefficient fricks ever.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If your a dev and only really working 4 hours a day, then your working about 3 hours more than most people in an office. There are exceptions and there are times where you might have to do more, but 4 is plenty and its more than most people and bonus we actually measure our output so unlike the hr ladies we can point to our productivity.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t really code which is kinda sad. I mostly just fix shitty code and modify existing code. I maybe actually code idk once or twice every couple of weeks the rest of time I just attend bs meetings or email.

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