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What makes you the most productive as a Developer?

Survey period: 16 Aug 2021 to 23 Aug 2021

Small things can make a big difference.

OptionVotes% 
A fast, powerful machine32842.16
Solid chunks of uninterrupted time to work61679.18
Clear directions, specs, thoughts, ideas. Just point me in the right direction!48762.60
A good office setup: good chair, enough monitor real estate, endless caffeine25833.16
A good team to work with27535.35
Training. As much as I need11815.17
Good, supported tools (IDEs, components, bug tracking, DevOps etc)34344.09
IT support. The more I have to work on the OS, DB, tools, deploy etc, the less I get done10513.50
An occasional thank you25332.52
Other273.47
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralNon-intrusive, pragmatic management Pin
PeterKM21-Aug-21 11:36
MemberPeterKM21-Aug-21 11:36 
GeneralClear, simple, straightforward examples of software Pin
Member 327835520-Aug-21 18:24
MemberMember 327835520-Aug-21 18:24 
Object-oriented programming ! Great ideas. But only with good documentation and examples. Let me give you an example - I bought a thick hardcopy of a reference book fill with methods, properties etc. but it is not useful to me. Why ? Because it is like taking apart the engine of a car, mix up all the components (down to screws etc.), and then ask you to put it back without documentation. You see what I mean.

Never understand why it takes hundreds of pages for a programming book, except in terms of 'sales and marketing'. Just a waste of time, it can be written within a hundred pages.

So finding a good article from Code Project makes me the most productive as a developer.
Generalmost important Pin
Member 1085647118-Aug-21 9:49
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GeneralRe: most important Pin
PeterKM21-Aug-21 11:28
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GeneralOther Pin
AnotherKen17-Aug-21 15:04
professionalAnotherKen17-Aug-21 15:04 
GeneralI like to work in a team that... Pin
rallets17-Aug-21 9:38
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GeneralCaffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine Pin
JohaViss6116-Aug-21 22:53
professionalJohaViss6116-Aug-21 22:53 
GeneralRe: Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine Pin
Daniel Pfeffer17-Aug-21 0:17
professionalDaniel Pfeffer17-Aug-21 0:17 
GeneralRe: Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine Pin
Jay Bardeleben17-Aug-21 3:09
professionalJay Bardeleben17-Aug-21 3:09 
GeneralRe: Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine Pin
CodeZombie6217-Aug-21 3:29
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Generaland ... meetings ... the fewer the better ... shorter ... Pin
BillWoodruff16-Aug-21 13:17
mveBillWoodruff16-Aug-21 13:17 
GeneralRe: and ... meetings ... the fewer the better ... shorter ... Pin
Jacquers16-Aug-21 23:11
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GeneralRe: and ... meetings ... the fewer the better ... shorter ... Pin
Kirk 1038982117-Aug-21 6:54
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GeneralUninterrupted time is scarce Pin
kmoorevs16-Aug-21 10:20
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GeneralRegarding a powerful machine Pin
ronlease16-Aug-21 4:11
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
Greg Utas16-Aug-21 7:51
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
ronlease18-Aug-21 2:17
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Nelek16-Aug-21 8:14
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
ronlease18-Aug-21 2:18
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
stheller217-Aug-21 2:31
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
  Forogar  17-Aug-21 3:40
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
stheller217-Aug-21 4:18
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
Dan Neely19-Aug-21 10:15
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
ronlease18-Aug-21 2:18
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
stheller218-Aug-21 6:30
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