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The Developer's Code by Ka Wai Cheung

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Essay 48 Separate Robot Work from Human Work

If code makes a dream candidate for a junior developer, then we ought to get it to work right away. The faster we can push tedious, algorithmic work off our plates—the kind of work perfectly suited to code—the quicker we can focus on the more interesting problems.

We have all had those moments of déjà-vu programming: pasting code from one project into another or wasting hours writing functionality we know we’ve written somewhere else before. On days that we’re not inspired to rethink the entire process, we get through it and move on to the next task.

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This kind of passive mentality has to stop. ...

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