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What makes you the most productive as a Developer?

Survey period: 16 Aug 2021 to 23 Aug 2021

Small things can make a big difference.

OptionVotes% 
A fast, powerful machine32842.16
Solid chunks of uninterrupted time to work61679.18
Clear directions, specs, thoughts, ideas. Just point me in the right direction!48762.60
A good office setup: good chair, enough monitor real estate, endless caffeine25833.16
A good team to work with27535.35
Training. As much as I need11815.17
Good, supported tools (IDEs, components, bug tracking, DevOps etc)34344.09
IT support. The more I have to work on the OS, DB, tools, deploy etc, the less I get done10513.50
An occasional thank you25332.52
Other273.47
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralNon-intrusive, pragmatic management Pin
PeterKM21-Aug-21 11:36
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GeneralClear, simple, straightforward examples of software Pin
Member 327835520-Aug-21 18:24
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Generalmost important Pin
Member 1085647118-Aug-21 9:49
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GeneralRe: most important Pin
PeterKM21-Aug-21 11:28
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GeneralOther Pin
AnotherKen17-Aug-21 15:04
professionalAnotherKen17-Aug-21 15:04 
GeneralI like to work in a team that... Pin
rallets17-Aug-21 9:38
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GeneralCaffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine Pin
JohaViss6116-Aug-21 22:53
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GeneralRe: Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine Pin
Daniel Pfeffer17-Aug-21 0:17
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GeneralRe: Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine Pin
Jay Bardeleben17-Aug-21 3:09
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CodeZombie6217-Aug-21 3:29
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Generaland ... meetings ... the fewer the better ... shorter ... Pin
BillWoodruff16-Aug-21 13:17
mveBillWoodruff16-Aug-21 13:17 
GeneralRe: and ... meetings ... the fewer the better ... shorter ... Pin
Jacquers16-Aug-21 23:11
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GeneralRe: and ... meetings ... the fewer the better ... shorter ... Pin
Kirk 1038982117-Aug-21 6:54
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GeneralUninterrupted time is scarce Pin
kmoorevs16-Aug-21 10:20
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GeneralRegarding a powerful machine Pin
ronlease16-Aug-21 4:11
professionalronlease16-Aug-21 4:11 
GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
Greg Utas16-Aug-21 7:51
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
ronlease18-Aug-21 2:17
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
Nelek16-Aug-21 8:14
protectorNelek16-Aug-21 8:14 
ronlease wrote:
My current contract doesn't have developer laptops; everybody gets the same model.
Their decission, their money. You could be faster and more productive, but being forced to be slower... their call.

I get more annoyed by having a good machine but not being able to install / do whatever I need to get the job done due to IT politics... that's way more frustrating than having a slow machine
M.D.V. Wink | ;)

If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.

GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
ronlease18-Aug-21 2:18
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stheller217-Aug-21 2:31
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
stheller217-Aug-21 4:18
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
Dan Neely19-Aug-21 10:15
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GeneralRe: Regarding a powerful machine Pin
ronlease18-Aug-21 2:18
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stheller218-Aug-21 6:30
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