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What's more satisfying:

Survey period: 2 Aug 2021 to 9 Aug 2021

It's impossible to list all the ways we get our dopamine hits as coders, so here's a shortlist. Add your own as well.

Wrote a bucket load of code, It compiles first time, no errors.274.97
Wrote a bucket load of code,, it runs correctly first time you get a clean compile6912.71
Your big refactor passes all unit tests first time244.42
You've spent a week on an insolvable problem. And you solved it.21138.86
You implemented a crazy complicated algorithm and it does exactly what it's meant to7513.81
You complete the project . Stick a fork in it, it's done.234.24
Your users run your code for the first time. They love it10920.07
Other (please comment)122.21

Generalother Pin
AnotherKen7-Aug-21 6:30
professionalAnotherKen7-Aug-21 6:30 
GeneralOther: Various Pin
K Personett7-Aug-21 4:01
K Personett7-Aug-21 4:01 
When you tell the powers that be, who are giving up on an idea because they've failed at it for several years, to allow you to take a shot at it... and in two month, you have a functional system with far better performance than they were hoping/looking for.

When the company writes a press release/article regarding something you designed/wrote and the feedback in 100% phenomenal.

When you find out that the system you designed/wrote resulted in a large number of license upgrades to use said system.
Generalcompleting a project Pin
Matt McGuire5-Aug-21 6:20
professionalMatt McGuire5-Aug-21 6:20 
GeneralOther - I write an article... Pin
Marc Clifton5-Aug-21 2:32
mvaMarc Clifton5-Aug-21 2:32 
GeneralYou know you're getting old when ... Pin
CHill605-Aug-21 1:21
mveCHill605-Aug-21 1:21 
GeneralRe: You know you're getting old when ... Pin
den2k885-Aug-21 21:38
professionalden2k885-Aug-21 21:38 
GeneralAll of the above Pin
kmoorevs4-Aug-21 14:14
kmoorevs4-Aug-21 14:14 
GeneralRemembering something I learnt yesterday Pin
Member 153130874-Aug-21 6:09
Member 153130874-Aug-21 6:09 
GeneralUse of my code! Pin
Carlos Perez Chavez4-Aug-21 4:56
Carlos Perez Chavez4-Aug-21 4:56 
GeneralAlmost never experience any of these things Pin
John Stewien4-Aug-21 4:02
John Stewien4-Aug-21 4:02 
GeneralAutocomplete was not INSANE, and actually helpful for the last 5 minutes!!! Pin
Kirk 103898214-Aug-21 3:47
Kirk 103898214-Aug-21 3:47 
Generalother Pin
theoldfool4-Aug-21 3:35
professionaltheoldfool4-Aug-21 3:35 
GeneralWrote a bucket load of code, It compiles first time, no errors. Pin
MarcusCole68333-Aug-21 5:17
professionalMarcusCole68333-Aug-21 5:17 
GeneralI must be burned out Pin
Slacker0073-Aug-21 2:23
professionalSlacker0073-Aug-21 2:23 
GeneralRe: I must be burned out Pin
Slow Eddie4-Aug-21 1:57
professionalSlow Eddie4-Aug-21 1:57 
GeneralRe: I must be burned out Pin
agolddog4-Aug-21 3:42
agolddog4-Aug-21 3:42 
GeneralSolving a problem after a week of trying. Pin
Ron Anders3-Aug-21 2:11
Ron Anders3-Aug-21 2:11 
GeneralRe: Solving a problem after a week of trying. Pin
Slow Eddie4-Aug-21 1:58
professionalSlow Eddie4-Aug-21 1:58 
GeneralHate to admit it... Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic3-Aug-21 1:46
Nemanja Trifunovic3-Aug-21 1:46 
GeneralOld code that STILL feels up-to-date Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)3-Aug-21 1:25
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)3-Aug-21 1:25 
GeneralCan't vote for more than one? Pin
Greg Utas3-Aug-21 1:04
professionalGreg Utas3-Aug-21 1:04 
GeneralRe: Can't vote for more than one? Pin
Nelek3-Aug-21 11:00
protectorNelek3-Aug-21 11:00 
GeneralOther ... PinPopular
Amarnath S2-Aug-21 23:06
professionalAmarnath S2-Aug-21 23:06 

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