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How do you approach writing a piece of code? [closed]

I'm a junior php/js developer and have been working for about a year. When I start working on a task I tend to have a quick think about what needs to be done then jump straight in, in a somewhat brute ...
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3answers
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How to avoid jumping to a solution when under pressure?

When under a particularly strict programming deadline (like an hour), if I panic at all, my tendency is to jump into coding without a real plan and hope I figure it out as I go along. Given enough ...
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2answers
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Are there any studies that correlate time spent coding and productivity? [closed]

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 ...
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4answers
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SSD harddisks & programming

SSD harddisks have been on the rise lately. And I've been wondering if it's worth buying one as a programmer. Being able to save five minutes when starting my PC is fun but won't convince my boss. ...
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4answers
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Programming by dictation?

ie. you speak out the code, and someone else across the room types it in Anyone tried this? Obviously the person taking the dictation would need to be a coder too, so you didn't have to explain ...
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12answers
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How often do you run & test your code while programming? [closed]

Especially when writing new code from scratch in C, I find myself writing code for hours, even days without running the compiler for anything but an occasional syntax check. I tend to write bigger ...
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11answers
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How do you prepare yourself before you start coding? [closed]

Before you start coding something, how do you prepare yourself? Do you make diagrams, pseudocode, mockups or any of that kind of stuff or you just start coding and see what comes along the way. ...
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4answers
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How to improve the code writing effort?

Code needs to be written to file, on way or another. While all programmers should strive to write no more code than necessary, this "small" portion needs to be written nevertheless. What tips do you ...
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18answers
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What is better for coding - desktop or laptop? [closed]

Use of desktops are decreasing day by day in daily life but for coding purpose are there any reasons for using desktop over laptop?