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(IT World)   Researchers prove that buying your programmers a foosball table will improve their code   (itworld.com) divider line 20
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2014-03-12 09:38:23 AM
Exactly.  That's why I look at porn all the time while at work...
 
2014-03-12 09:39:44 AM
You know what else improves code? Clear requirements, realistic time frames, and the ability to adapt when challenges arise.

But buying a foosball table is easier I guess.

/dnrtfa
 
2014-03-12 09:46:16 AM
Coders are happiest when doing fark-all work.  So you have to find the sweet spot on the curve, where the coders are happy enough not to fark up too badly, but still get something accomplished.
 
2014-03-12 09:48:42 AM
I'd prefer a ping-pong or pool table, thanks.
 
2014-03-12 09:54:58 AM
Bubble hockey or Galiga.
 
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2014-03-12 09:59:02 AM
I skimmed the page a little quickly this morning. I combined it with the one below and did a double take.

"Researchers prove that buying your programmers LSD will improve their code"
 
2014-03-12 10:04:45 AM
I refuse to believe happy employees work better.
 
2014-03-12 10:06:41 AM

Saiga410: Bubble hockey or Galiga.


Galiga? I would never get any work done, ever...
 
2014-03-12 10:10:08 AM
I know how to get coders to work better.

(You just need to know what "bugs them
 
2014-03-12 10:16:27 AM
GAH!

Gonz: I know how to get coders to work better.

(You just need to know what "bugs" them)


Not closing your quotes or parentheses for starters.
 
2014-03-12 10:23:24 AM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-03-12 10:23:28 AM
DNRTFA, but did they really prove that, or did they prove that the type of place that treats their employees well enough to have recreational stuff also happens to attract the best employees?
 
2014-03-12 10:23:49 AM

xalres: GAH!


My point exactly.
 
2014-03-12 10:42:02 AM
Headline: "Study proves that happy programmers are better programmers"
Conclusion: "
The researchers point out that one limitation of their study is that the participants were all students; it may be that this effect doesn't actually exist in professional developers. They say more research needs to be done to further confirm their conclusions. "


*facepalm.jpg*
 
2014-03-12 10:49:03 AM

Slackfumasta: Clear requirements, realistic time frames...



What are those?
 
2014-03-12 11:03:24 AM
Headline and FTFA: "Researchers prove..."

From the linked journal: "We report a study with 42 participants... "

/that's quite the sample size there, Lou
//I'm a Firmware "programmer" and I do my best work under pressure
///Otherwise, that completely useless but totally cool new function isn't going to write itself...
 
2014-03-12 11:25:31 AM

Slackfumasta: You know what else improves code? Clear requirements, realistic time frames, and the ability to adapt when challenges arise.

But buying a foosball table is easier I guess.

/dnrtfa


It only takes one person to buy a foosball table.
 
2014-03-12 11:25:35 AM
see also:
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-03-12 03:28:53 PM
Timely.  We just picked up a foosball table and a ping pong table.  They are currently sitting outside my cube in the box, waiting for someone to put them together.
 
2014-03-12 09:36:13 PM

Telos: Slackfumasta: Clear requirements, realistic time frames...


What are those?


Attributes that exist in some weird alternate universe which has no relationship whatsoever to our present reality.
 
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