When is OK to Interrupt a Developer?

Interruptions are costly for all knowledge workers, but especially so for developers. As Professor Parnin mentions in his well-known post, Programmer Interrupted, interruptions cost developers a minimum of 10-15 minutes per instance. Unfortunately, at least some of these interruptions are essential—teams must coordinate, experts must be consulted, APIs must be explained—but how can developers minimize …

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ABB and Codealike collaborates to improve software engineers’ productivity

Codealike provides licenses and support while ABB provides with intellectual property that will reach software developers worldwide for improving productivity.Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 3rd, 2015 – Codealike, has announced an agreement with ABB Group to provide licenses and support of its technology in exchange of intellectual property that will be integrated to the service and …

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Now you can see interruptions

We’ve just deployed a new feature for Premium users that will change the way you can detect, see and prevent interruptions.We’ve included the visualization of individual and accumulated interruptions in the Focus Level chart and in the Timeline.That means that now, Premium users, can use the Focus Level chart to learn what time of the day …

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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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