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Discussion on: What is the nightmare for programmers?

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Felix Wittmann

to be bored with a task

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

To be stuck at a problem is boring and frustrating

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There are tasks that are truly uninteresting.

For example, "I've done this 100 times already" sort of mundane tasks. Writing boilerplate code where nothing new is being done is definitely up there on the boredom scale.

Another example is that some devs don't like writing documentation. Writing documentation can get repetitive. I personally like the activity since writing docs usually catches a few last-minute bugs in the software that might otherwise go unnoticed for months.

The key to combating boredom is to also work on interesting side projects. Side projects provide the drive and energy to overcome boredom and get the less exciting tasks done.