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Why Programmers Work At Night

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A book about programmers, by a programmer.
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Hamid
Sep 02, 2016 Hamid rated it liked it
Good book for programmer and those around theme. It explains why programmers work at night and give some precious advises.
Martin
Mar 05, 2015 Martin rated it liked it
First part of the book goes quickly to the main theme, author is young programmer, experienced and can write about feelings very shortly, but accurate. Start of the book has a nice pace. Now I will definitely think about distractions before I ask any programmer for anything :-) Mayby I'll try to rebuild a little my daily schedule to use more from the morning part of the night.

Then the book slightly goes away from the theme - to the daily routines, feeding, drinking and - a little bit about stimu
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pimjunha
Sep 25, 2016 pimjunha rated it liked it
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But more importantly, it’s very difficult to make a logical case that X is not a five minute job. Of course you can add a small button to a webpage in five minutes. Ten minutes tops. It’s no more than a line of code. How could such a small piece of the puzzle possibly take more than five minutes?
Exactly because it’s a piece of the puzzle.

When systems grow the complexity no longer lies in individual pieces but in the system as a whole. For a programmer to add a small five minute feature they have
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cypressx
Nov 12, 2014 cypressx rated it really liked it
Good read, the 'Flow' concept is interesting. Seems like extremely pushing your work boundaries, which sounds too much for me. But definitely got some takes from this book.
Vikram Saini
Nov 07, 2016 Vikram Saini rated it liked it
Here are the answers and insights to questioners to know why we as programmer or developers work at night. Because for us that's the real time, without any sort of disturbance, to be able to give full attention to problem or code as per demand.
Danguba
Apr 05, 2013 Danguba rated it really liked it
Great book. Not my usual cup of tea but never the less it made me sad I don't have more time to read it every time I had to put it down. It is well written and funny remarks keep you glued to it. I literally LOL'd few times :) So if you are a programmer or live with a one be sure to read this book. It will teach you some new stuff for certain. You can get it here (https://leanpub.com/nightowls)
Foo
Sep 29, 2013 Foo rated it liked it
An okay read, but there seems to be a number of areas that will be expanded upon in future versions.

Looking forward to future revisions.
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