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Discussion on: Are you a happy developer?

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Patrick Tingen

I just love programming. Reason is the sparse moments I am in God-mode.

A co-developer once told me that as a developer you can be in God mode when everything falls to its right place and you are on top of the world. Since there can be no heaven without a hell, there is also the opposite, which is dog mode. That is when your code won't compile without any reason, clear and obvious code does other things that it is supposed to do and you lose unsaved work.

Dog mode is terrible, but the moments I am in God mode, make up SOOO much for it...

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Daragh Byrne

God mode is also known as being in the Flow State which is also hackable to a certain extent (there are conditions and practices that you can do to try and get there more easily).

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Patrick Tingen

What I especially like about the God/dog mode comparison is that they are completely opposites, both in nature and spelling.