Why interruptions are frustrating to developers
What's the real cost of interruptions? I illustrate all the context developers keep in their head and how it starts to decay immediately when interrupted.
Interesting post! I Will definitely share it with my team.
Very good piece, thanks for sharing it :)
Thank you! I appreciate that 😊
It wasn't until I had to code full-time for a few months that I finally got the difference between the depth of concentration I needed to run a marketing operation versus the level needed to build a complex Rails app.
Still haven't managed to explain the difference to my co-workers in a way that they get, though...
Thanks so much!
Maybe bring in a deck of cards and have them build a focus tower 😊.
I was hoping with the extra visuals the article might appeal to non developers, but I got a bit carried away explaining the layers.
Could maybe send your coworkers my Twitter thread, it's a pretty good summary.
Nice! I was expecting a fairly standard article about "Do no interrupt programmers", but was pleasantly surprised to find this a really thoughtful article with some great tips to maintain 'flow' state!
Thanks so much Devan! Ironically, someone said that exact phrase with my article from a month ago 😅.
Guess I need to work on my titles a bit :)