Finding The Coding Zone: Your Perfect Trifecta?
May 18, 2009, 17:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Finding your zone is where you're like a Jedi knight coding
with your eyes closed. And finding that zone requires experiencing
"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
"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."