I spend a decent workweek programming, but I spend almost as much time programming for fun. It's in my freetime programming that I learn the most - and I enjoy it the most as well. I can't afford to be playing with the latest-n-greatest technology at work, so I save all of that for my freetime.
Yes, of course. Most playing with new tools must be done on freetime and usually on personal machine as the development environment at work must be kept pristine. Some playing is more difficult this way especially if it requires multi-servers etc. I'm sure a lot do this
I think this applies to many people - and raises an interesting point. All this "playing with new technology" is kinda important for expanding your skills and keeping up your knowledge up to date, so it not only benefits you, but also your employer. Maybe employers should be giving people more play time to do this sort of stuff seeing as it's in their best interest..
I'd agree with that Chris,
And some good employers do recognise the need for employees to Play/Learn on the job. The real problem is balancing this time with the Tasks that need to be done on the job.
Often I've found that by playing with new tools etc, I'm able to work far more productive a few months later from the skills I have learn't. Othertimes it's almost a complete waste of time. Thus I suggest playing on the job also needs to be organized, and have objectives etc.
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