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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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Do you code on the weekend? How often, what’s your routine like?

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Nathan Tamez

I do Personal projects and stuff. Every weekend to be honest.
my routine is EAT SLEEP CODE REPEAT

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Markus

Repeat?
Recursion in a while loop?

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Nathan Tamez

haha, thanks it should be

// Recursion in a while loop Bug fix
day(){
    eat();
    sleep();
    code();
    if (alive)  day();
}
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Kenneth Cochran

Could be ala clojure.

(loop
  (eat)
  (sleep)
  (code)
  (if (alive?)
      (recur)))
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Jack Williams

Codeception, I love it

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Rifai Martin

Game ?

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Nathan Tamez

I don't nearly as much as I used to or a would like to. Always something to do, like work or personal projects as I'm still in uni/college. I also left my game PC at my place at uni, so only have my MacBook pro. as much as I love OSX , games don’t play nicely with the hardware (good specs but lack of cooling) or OS. but sure let's add game().

// adding game(), and ditching recursion for a while loop
while(alive){
  eat();
  sleep();
  code();
  game();
}
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Jason Huebel

This is my attitude, as well. I often work on personal programming projects or contribute to open sourced projects. But if I want to be a lazy bum all weekend, I don't feel guilty about it.

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Mohamed I.

I really need to lean not feeling guilty about not coding in my free time. I've multiple personal projects that I've never finished.

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Kesavan Palani

I am also struggling a lot. It requires more discipline to work on personal project during weekend.

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Jacque Schrag

I actually actively try not to spend time coding on the weekend. If the mood strikes me, I might spend an hour or two on a side project or reading articles, but after a full week at work, my brain is ready for rest. I also developed carpal tunnel in my wrist last fall, so the physical rest is necessary too if I want to avoid being in pain during the week.

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Nick Janetakis

Weekends for me are not much different than weekdays as a self employed freelance developer. I work when I'm interested in working. Sometimes that's 15 hours on a Sunday, and other times it's 15 hours for the whole week.

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Emirhan

Every weekend, I try to concatenate one more design pattern in one and testing the results. Is it good or not ? if good then I'm using it in particular projects that I've.
Sometimes trying to write basic AST and thinking about of it to improve but I don't have not much sources that I can rewrite it properly again.

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Jacob Evans

I really need to do more reading. Not just articles on here but books πŸ“š. Lol πŸ˜†

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Giuseppe Vetri

Here's my routine:
πŸ›οΈ Wake up
🧺 Breakfast
🧹 Do some house cleaning
πŸ€“ Take some courses online for 1 hour
πŸ’» Work on something i'm interested for 4 hours using pomodoro technique. For example: A blog post or some API i want to try.
πŸ’‘ Spend the rest of the day with my girlfriend

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Claro A Briones

Yup I code on the weekend. Lately it's for freelance projects, but there are times it's for catching up on my day job backlog.

My typical routine is to wake up early on Saturdays (around 5am), do some light exercise and work until my family wakes up. This usually gets about 4 hours of solid work. On Sundays I sleep in, but get some work in on the evenings after we put the kids to bed.

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Shannon Crabill

Yes, I code on the weekend. And most weeknight evenings.

I do not have a set routine, but since my bootcamp started on Monday, I'll be spending that time reading course material, doing lab challenges and working on side projects.

I recently read an article about reading 200 books in a year and I'd like to combine reading more with code. I got a library card last week and want to take advantage of what coding/programming books are out there.

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Steve Layton

My Saturday routine has been polishing up any bits of code I started may have actually written during the evenings all week long. If I do write something during the week, it tends to be more of a brain dump, just enough to give me a starting point on the weekend. Even then I try not to spend too much time coding during the day, that can wait until after the little one goes to bed. Sunday follows more or less the same pattern.

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Sarah Bartley

I usually do. I do tutorials for 25 minutes. Now that I'm doing 100 Days of Code I'm doing an hour of just building projects. I split it up by doing 30-minute sessions. Right now I do 30 minutes of just building a project. The other 30 minutes session is for updating my portfolio site.

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Prahlad Yeri • Edited on

Coding is like addiction, most of us will probably get way more bang for the buck if we were to spend more time doing something else for a change like reading a book or learning a new language/concept or even go visit the mall or do some other chores (Google on law of diminishing marginal utility in economics to understand the rationale for it).

But we are so addicted to coding that we can't even take the weekends off. Its so easy to just keep coding and procrastinating things!

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SATOSHI πŸ’¬

I typically write/brainstorm blog posts on the weekend πŸ€™

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Mike Tallerico

Right now I do spend the weekend writing code. Mainly because I am trying to land my first job. So building/learning as many things as I can though the weekend is important for me. On Saturdays I'll get in 2-3 hours. I try to get up before my wife that way I don't take to much time away from our day. Sundays usually in the evening I'll do some work.

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JackOlsen

My employer pays me hourly, and there's an endless supply of work to be done. And I also really enjoy building software. So, if I'm otherwise bored on the weekend, or if there's a particularly fun/challenging task I'm in the midst of, I will definitely code on the weekend.

That readily available stream of income does make it challenging to justify spending time on personal or just-for-fun projects which tend to pay exactly $0.

Here is a post you might want to check out:

Regex for lazy developers

regex for lazy devs

Sorry for the callout πŸ˜†