The secret sauce: How does Codealike track developers’ time?

What do we track?The current version of Codealike supports Visual Studio and Eclipse IDEs.For Visual Studio, Codealike works monitoring the following set of Events: DocumentFocus DocumentEdit OpenSolution CloseSolution BuildSolutionFailed BuildSolutionSucceeded BuildSolutionCancelled BuildProject BuildProjectFailed BuildProjectSucceeded BuildProjectCancelled In the case of Eclipse, Codealike makes a mapping from the available events in that IDE to the previous list …

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Focus: What Are We Talkin’ About?

Focus, flow or “being in the zone” are terms used to describe the particular state of mind when you are so concentrated on a specific task that you become unaware of your surroundings.Specifically, the term “flow” was coined by the Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in 1975, in an attempt to explain the state of optimal experience. He …

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Stop Distractions Before they Happen with Codealike’s New Interruption Metric

It is a well-known fact that programmers, like other knowledge workers, actively fight the effects of interruptions during their work day. The detrimental effects of interruptions can be attributed to the cognitive requirements and data overload which programmers face. To perform complex cognitive tasks, developers must be able to delve into profound logical thoughts. That …

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