So what do programmers do when they’re not programming?
Good question. ActiveState asked respondents that same thing. Naturally, the largest response indicated that they spent their time on a mix of different roles. Some of these activities consisted of collaborating and brainstorming, maintenance, meetings, and testing. Moreover, the single largest response regarding where they tend to spend their time other than coding was designing software shortly followed by attending meetings.
Why the change?
Another good question. A possible answer lies in the decrease of encountering issues when testing the code. As stated above, coders spend almost half the time collaborating, attending meetings, and testing the code. This increase may cause the said decrease of encountering issues. However, this totally depends on other factors such as the team, company, and type of software being developed.
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