View Poll Results: which do you do more often

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  • write

    6 35.29%
  • modify

    11 64.71%

professional programmers, do you spend more time writing or modifying code

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    PC Fixer-Upper Waldo2k2's Avatar
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    one dumb hobo
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    some of us actually get laid you know....
    I get laid all the time!!! Sometimes with female humans!

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    as long as its female, doesnt have to be human

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    GOATS!!!

    reminds me of 10 things i hate about you...good movie
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    one time when i was like 12, there was this dog down the street that knocked me over and started humping my leg. it was mysize * 2 and I thought I was going to die.

    and im not joking, but it was female so that is good (according to you people)

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    >> but it was female so that is good

    Trust me mate, THATS NOT GOOD

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    why woudla femeale dog hump your leg? i mena, what does it get out of it? unless it's one of THOSE females...you nkow...those....lmao
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    Originally posted by Cgawd
    ide say professionals make more then $0.25, but its ur call where u draw the line
    According to that definition, I could make $0.01 programming and still call myself a professional.

    I developed a webpage for a friends company awhile back, I got paid for it... but i'm by NO means a professional web-developer.

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    well I think we all know that being employed is different than getting some money for doing one single thing

    anyway from what i know most development is modifying/maintaining code, and that if you looked at the overall development process writing code receievs an exponentially smaller percentage of work (from planning to coding to testing to maintaining and all the other steps I missed)

    if you want an awesome book that talks about the development of software very thoroughly i suggest the book Code Complete. It's the only product put out by microsoft that doesn't crash!

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    not if you throw it and the comp out eh window
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    Modifying, much to my disappointment.

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    I spend about 90% writing code from scratch. I do mostly web work so I do start with a foundation I've built in Struts, but I did code that myself.

    The other 10% is spent rewriting/updating/bugfixing existing projects. I enjoy going through old stuff just to see how stupid I was two months ago.

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    At work we mostly build our software upon existing code and within a software framework. So in some way it is writing new software, but I think modifying is a better term.

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    75% designing
    20% writing
    05% debugging/modifying

    mark twice, cut once, I always say.
    It is not the spoon that bends, it is you who bends around the spoon.

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    40% Designing
    35% Writing
    25% Modifying/Debugging/Rewriting
    Last edited by zahid; 11-25-2002 at 09:57 PM.
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