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    What do developers do all day?

    I was asked this questions:

    What do developers do all day other than drink Mountain Dew?

    It was actually a serious question. How would you answer it (at a high-level)? What do you do all day? Do you sit in a cube writing code all day? Obviously you also spend a few minutes reading and/or writing on discussion forums.....
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    Re: What do developers do all day?

    10% write code
    30% debug code
    30% write help/documentation
    40% look on the 'net for samples of how that darn API works.

    yes that's 110% ! Always on overdrive.

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    Re: What do developers do all day?

    Quote Originally Posted by OReubens View Post
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    yes that's 110% ! Always on overdrive.
    And another 30% - attending http://forums.codeguru.com/
    Victor Nijegorodov

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    Re: What do developers do all day?

    ...press F9, F10, F11.....
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    Re: What do developers do all day?

    Rejecting requirements as contradictory to each other or unclear 30%...
    Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
    Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by
    definition, not smart enough to debug it.
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