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Finding The Coding Zone: Your Perfect Trifecta?

May 18, 2009, 17:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Spiegel)

"Finding your zone is where you're like a Jedi knight coding with your eyes closed. And finding that zone requires experiencing your Trifecta.

"So let's break down what goes into achieving The Trifecta for writing the best software.

"First, get the picture out of your mind where you are having sex, eating a pastrami sandwich, watching Star Trek and writing code. That's a Quadrecta and it's just too much multitasking for a normal human to achieve. (Unless of course you are the rare female coder, but then we'd have to replace eating the pastrami sandwich with getting a manicure.)

"Besides, coding is more like sex than eating a pastrami sandwich or watching TV. That is, unless it's a Langars pastrami sandwich.

"So to complete the Trifecta you need to be experiencing two other things while you code. To me, this is about piecing together the circumstances to create the perfect atmosphere, where writing software just naturally flows from your finger tips."

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