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comment How faster is an 'if' construct compared to an immediate 'if' statement (IIF) and when should I use it?
@Yannis Rizos While we're on the subject of syntax and naming things, ? : is not the ternary operator, it is a ternary operator. While your language might not implement other ternary operators, this is far from the only one possible. Ternary simply means it takes three arguments. If you want to give it a name, call it the conditional operator.
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comment How do I distribute free copies of a paid iOS app?
Give your question a meaningful title, please.
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revised How many hours can you be really productive per day? How?
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comment How many hours can you be really productive per day? How?
You sound self-employed. Congratulations on being able to pull off such a rigorous schedule, and thank you for your answer! I can see a few trends emerging from your and many other answers: Chunk time and tasks, eat healthily, do not stare at the screen ALL the time, move your body. And try to be enthusiastic about your work.
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answered How Can I Make My Programming Class More Interesting?
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comment How many hours can you be really productive per day? How?
Thank you. Joel's article (and some of the great comments over there) really put my mind at ease: If somebody as successful and insightful as him is having the same problem, maybe I'm not "broken" after all. His honesty was very refreshing, and for the first time in my life I actually grok why it is important to feel part of a group. I guess I had just never had so much doubt in myself. Still, this problem being ubiquitous doesn't mean we should accept it without putting up a fight.
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comment How many hours can you be really productive per day? How?
@John Isaacks: Make this an answer so I can upvote it. This is very relevant. Thanks!
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comment How many hours can you be really productive per day? How?
Measurable developer productiveness? Greater minds have failed to produce or find a software development productivity measurement metrics that actually works.
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comment How many hours can you be really productive per day? How?
Great answer, and great counter question! I am mostly describing 1; if it's #2, I'll usually ask a colleague to help me (and don't take this sentence out of context, please ;))
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answered Studentworker - being a superhero?
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comment How many hours can you be really productive per day? How?
Thank you for the answer. Of course I didn't mean to ask "why am I not typing for eight hours straight?". I know the typing is just the small, visible top of the development iceberg. What I meant was "how many hours per work day is your mind on the task? Why isn't my mind focussed on the project 8 hours/day? How do you deal with this, or isn't this a problem at all, and it's perfectly normal to spend several hours per day at work not really working, because that's the way the mind works"
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comment How many hours can you be really productive per day? How?
Define "productive"? Come on! I think it's pretty clear what that means in this context: To have the mind focussed on the problems I'm paid to work on.