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NewsNASA is investigating this 'mystery' data coming from Voyager 1 Pin
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NewsWindows 11: Microsoft just put a search box in the middle of the desktop in new preview build Pin
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NewsA dev's thoughts on developer productivity Pin
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#realJSOP18-May-22 23:21
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In my experience, developer productivity is hampered by (in no particular order):

0) A lack of perceived ownership of the code - this is caused by overly atomic restrictions on what they develop, meaning a task like "develop a method in XYZ class named "MyMethod" that accepts this set of parameters, and returns this indicator/result". There is no creativity/imagination necessary to complete the task, or any insight as to why the method is needed, only the skill to write the method using language key words and available frameworks. Boredom is the mind-killer.

1) Over-communication from non-developers (management). Devs don't generally need the kind of communication imposed by the "agile/scrum" dev process. The more communication in which they are forced/compelled to participate, the less productive they are as developers.

2) Being sand-boxed into the "devops" labor category. We're not ops/admin people. We're developers. We are often saddled with diagnosing systems/infrastructure problems that we don't even have permissions to investigate, much less fix. It's generally a big time suck from a developer standpoint.

3) Non-developers (management/sale nazis) who think they know how to design a user interface. Trying to adapt an idiots view of a user interface into functional code is a nightmare, and more often than not, makes the code that much harder to maintain.

I'm very old-school. Point me at the problem, describe the desired solution, and leave me alone.You'll hear from me if I have a question, or when I'm done. The more you leave me alone, the faster I'll get done. It really is that simple, and doesn't need any diagrams, flowcharts, or fancy new-age development processes.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010
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You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010
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When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013


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NewsMicrosoft says Windows 11 is now ready for broad deployment Pin
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NewsSeveral images of an unknown Windows 11 app called "Designer" leak out Pin
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NewsCEOs and other top executives use the same terrible passwords as other people Pin
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NewsDeepMind's Gato: A step towards artificial general intelligence? Pin
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NewsFBI and NSA say: Stop doing these 10 things that let the hackers in Pin
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NewsThe 10,000 hour rule won’t make you a coding expert, but it’s a good start Pin
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NewsThe sad state of Linux desktop diversity: 21 environments, just 2 designs Pin
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