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In what environment do you code best?

Survey period: 29 Nov 2021 to 6 Dec 2021

It always depends on the project and the team, but think of your ideal scenario to Get Stuff Done.

OptionVotes% 
Isolated from all living creatures and well supplied with food32949.18
Near others so you can talk / interact, but with the ability to close the door21732.44
Together with a small team who can focus on the task.629.27
In an area where all stakeholders, team members, resources and help are within shouting distance. No delays in communication!192.84
Surrounded by humanity. With or without headphones162.39
Other (please comment)263.89



 
GeneralHypercard? Really? Pin
Member 148404966-Dec-21 3:02
Member 148404966-Dec-21 3:02 
GeneralNear others so you can talk / interact, but with the ability to close the door Pin
Mark H25-Dec-21 10:16
Mark H25-Dec-21 10:16 
GeneralADHD Pin
den2k882-Dec-21 21:52
professionalden2k882-Dec-21 21:52 
GeneralMessage Closed Pin
5-Dec-21 13:14
professionaloofalladeez3435-Dec-21 13:14 
GeneralIsolated, but with good communication when necessary Pin
Chris Losinger2-Dec-21 12:10
professionalChris Losinger2-Dec-21 12:10 
AnswerIsolated from all living creatures (except Cats) and well supplied with Coffee Pin
Bruce Greene2-Dec-21 6:36
Bruce Greene2-Dec-21 6:36 
GeneralRe: Isolated from all living creatures (except Cats) and well supplied with Coffee Pin
JSilvers2-Dec-21 7:40
professionalJSilvers2-Dec-21 7:40 
GeneralRe: Isolated from all living creatures (except Cats) and well supplied with Coffee Pin
Bruce Greene2-Dec-21 8:01
Bruce Greene2-Dec-21 8:01 
GeneralRe: Isolated from all living creatures (except Cats) and well supplied with Coffee Pin
yacCarsten5-Dec-21 12:10
yacCarsten5-Dec-21 12:10 
GeneralRe: Isolated from all living creatures (except Cats) and well supplied with Coffee Pin
Rich Shealer2-Dec-21 8:39
Rich Shealer2-Dec-21 8:39 
GeneralRe: Isolated from all living creatures (except Cats) and well supplied with Coffee Pin
Bruce Greene2-Dec-21 8:44
Bruce Greene2-Dec-21 8:44 
GeneralPure coding? Or software development? Pin
trønderen2-Dec-21 5:36
trønderen2-Dec-21 5:36 
GeneralRe: Pure coding? Or software development? Pin
KarstenK2-Dec-21 6:16
mveKarstenK2-Dec-21 6:16 
GeneralRe: Pure coding? Or software development? Pin
Chris Losinger2-Dec-21 12:11
professionalChris Losinger2-Dec-21 12:11 
GeneralRe: Pure coding? Or software development? Pin
honey the codewitch3-Dec-21 4:12
mvahoney the codewitch3-Dec-21 4:12 
GeneralRe: Pure coding? Or software development? Pin
trønderen4-Dec-21 9:43
trønderen4-Dec-21 9:43 
When I make my own stuff, I tend to start with the documentation - that is my version of rubberducking. Forcing myself make a lucid, consistent and complete description of how you are supposed to use the software really helps in detecting inconsistencies, incompleteness, and unforeseen complexities.

Frequently, I create for myself an imaginary scenario where the planned product/solution is presented for a qualified audience, which is invited to ask questions or make critical remarks, and the presenter must do his best to defend the chosen solution. Being my private scenario, I obviously control both sides, both the audience and the presenter, but as the whole idea is to let the presenter really be confronted, nailed down, I try to investigate what sort of inquisitive and critical remarks could come from a well educated audience - and for the presenter to give fully satisfying answers to why it wasn't done another way, the specific arguments for the selected solution, how future functional extensions will be integrated, and so on.

To provide sufficient answers to the inquisition, I often have to dig far deeper into "prior work" than I first planned, and fact is that several of my initial designs have been drastically revised after such "events", meetings between a marketer and customers who really think that a competitor may have a better solution.

The good thing is that after meeting all these imaginary customers, I have a chance to correct and improve my own solution without revealing all my prior bad ideas to anyone Smile | :)
GeneralRe: Pure coding? Or software development? Pin
honey the codewitch4-Dec-21 10:02
mvahoney the codewitch4-Dec-21 10:02 
GeneralDon't, retired Pin
agolddog2-Dec-21 5:35
agolddog2-Dec-21 5:35 
GeneralIt really doesn't matter Pin
Cpichols2-Dec-21 2:48
Cpichols2-Dec-21 2:48 
GeneralRe: It really doesn't matter Pin
Bruce Greene2-Dec-21 8:04
Bruce Greene2-Dec-21 8:04 
Generalother Pin
theoldfool2-Dec-21 0:54
professionaltheoldfool2-Dec-21 0:54 
GeneralIt depends... Pin
Jacquers1-Dec-21 21:10
Jacquers1-Dec-21 21:10 
Generaland... Pin
Mike Hankey30-Nov-21 10:39
professionalMike Hankey30-Nov-21 10:39 
GeneralRe: and... Pin
enhzflep30-Nov-21 16:24
enhzflep30-Nov-21 16:24 
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Gary Wheeler2-Dec-21 2:54
Gary Wheeler2-Dec-21 2:54 

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