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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
TX643021-Aug-21 12:36
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GeneralClear, simple, straightforward examples of software Pin
Member 327835520-Aug-21 19:24
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Generalmost important Pin
Member 1085647118-Aug-21 10:49
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GeneralRe: most important Pin
TX643021-Aug-21 12:28
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GeneralOther Pin
AnotherKen17-Aug-21 16:04
professionalAnotherKen17-Aug-21 16:04 
GeneralI like to work in a team that... Pin
rallets17-Aug-21 10:38
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GeneralCaffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine Pin
JohaViss6116-Aug-21 23:53
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GeneralRe: Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine Pin
Daniel Pfeffer17-Aug-21 1:17
professionalDaniel Pfeffer17-Aug-21 1:17 
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Jay Bardeleben17-Aug-21 4:09
professionalJay Bardeleben17-Aug-21 4:09 
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CodeZombie6217-Aug-21 4:29
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Generaland ... meetings ... the fewer the better ... shorter ... Pin
BillWoodruff16-Aug-21 14:17
mveBillWoodruff16-Aug-21 14:17 
GeneralRe: and ... meetings ... the fewer the better ... shorter ... Pin
Jacquers17-Aug-21 0:11
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Kirk 1038982117-Aug-21 7:54
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GeneralUninterrupted time is scarce Pin
kmoorevs16-Aug-21 11:20
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GeneralRegarding a powerful machine Pin
ronlease16-Aug-21 5:11
professionalronlease16-Aug-21 5:11 
My current contract doesn't have developer laptops; everybody gets the same model. I spend a lot of time staring at loading screens and waiting for builds to finish. Debugging is painfully slow. Thankfully I love what I do, but I can't help but think a better machine is worth more than the opportunity cost of twiddling my thumbs.
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Greg Utas16-Aug-21 8:51
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ronlease18-Aug-21 3:17
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ronlease18-Aug-21 3:18
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stheller217-Aug-21 3:31
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stheller217-Aug-21 5:18
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Dan Neely19-Aug-21 11:15
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ronlease18-Aug-21 3:18
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stheller218-Aug-21 7:30
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