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Re: [ljc] Midnight Programmers?

From: Bruno M.
Sent on: Thursday, June 7, 2012 3:48 PM
Hum, I guess I'm one of the other ones. :p
I find I'm more productive at late morning and late afternoon periods. I very rarely code at night (whether it's after 9pm or 12pm), after a certain time in the day I just don't feel like working/coding anymore. I do find an intellectual enjoyment in coding (generally speaking), but not one that can compete with more pure entertainment activities, and after a certain time, like 8pm, I just feel that I want to dedicate my time to the later (entertainment, or some other menial tasks), and not the former (coding/developing).
Thus, I never coded at night unless I really had to (deadline approaching very, very soon). And *late* night coding (after 12pm-1am) has been very rare for me, they probably happened only once or twice in my whole life (during university).

Regarding the article, I wonder if the author doesn't have a distorted view of programmers out there? (it can happen if someone dwells mostly on niche or non-mainstream development communities) I mean do most programmers really prefer to work at night??
And those that do, is it really just because of distractions (or lack thereof), and not because of some internal biological/mood/day/productivity clock kind of thing? Because if so, there should less disruptive ways to avoid distractions than to be coding at wacky hours.


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I wanted to do a survey to see how many programmers agree with this article or not.

Alexander Sharma

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