My boss is asserting that good programmers are "heads down coders" who spend nearly all day writing code. I think this is misguided but can't convince him otherwise. Is there any research on the subject?
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The Duct Tape Programmer has this note that seems appropriate to consider from Jamie Zawinski:
Course, I'm not sure how well that "you're not here to write code" would sit with him but that is the point you are trying to prove, right?