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Offline CogWheelz
« Posted 2014-08-18 03:02:21 »

I want to know how much time others put into programming and such as well as having a life XD. So, how often do you spend coding? I usually program daily unless I take a gaming break where I play League all day.

Offline CogWheelz
« Reply #1 - Posted 2014-08-18 05:18:46 »

Rephrased  Pointing
Offline death_angel
« Reply #2 - Posted 2014-08-18 10:03:56 »

Typically I schedule 2-3 hours a day  Smiley

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Offline Longor1996

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2014-08-18 14:48:42 »

Whenever I feel like it.

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Offline CopyableCougar4
« Reply #4 - Posted 2014-08-18 15:11:39 »


I should start by saying I probably have the polar opposite of a life, but I like my "life". Smiley I program 13 hours a day during the summer (unless I have obligations), and on weekends during the rest of the year 11 hours a day, and none during the week during the rest of the year (I would program more if I could).

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Offline jmguillemette
« Reply #5 - Posted 2014-08-18 15:13:48 »

I code about 4 hours a night .. with the odd evening off to do "real world" things.

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Offline SHC
« Reply #6 - Posted 2014-08-18 15:16:41 »

Depends on my mood. I had had days in life where I had coded even when eating, and also days I spend after them going with full sleep.

Offline pitbuller
« Reply #7 - Posted 2014-08-18 18:34:14 »

Always. Coding is just problem solving and you tend to solve hard problems when you are doing something else.
Offline BurntPizza

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2014-08-18 18:38:33 »

Always. Coding is just problem solving and you tend to solve hard problems when you are doing something else.

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Offline Ecumene

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2014-08-18 18:49:40 »

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Offline kpars
« Reply #10 - Posted 2014-08-18 18:52:05 »

Whenever I find myself needing to solve a problem that requires code to be solved.

I haven't had a lot of coding-related projects recently.

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Offline ags1

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2014-08-18 19:16:33 »

10 hours a day, and I'm still no good!

Offline Riven

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2014-08-18 19:22:37 »

Whenever somebody pays me for it - regardless of the amount.

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Offline Mac70
« Reply #13 - Posted 2014-08-18 19:26:41 »

Depends on mood and if I have enough free time - sometimes I am not coding at all, sometimes I can write code for 12-14 hours in a row (mostly when I have a lot of motivation - learning something new or implementing very important feature). Usually 3-4 hours though.
Offline thedanisaur

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« Reply #14 - Posted 2014-08-18 21:18:26 »

I have a cycle where I code from 4-15 hours a day for a few months and then I have a down turn where I only code 2-3 hours a few times per week, but I always think about it....

life? what's that? haha

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Offline lcass
« Reply #15 - Posted 2014-08-18 21:23:37 »

eh I usually go through periods of ooh yer lets pogram for a few weeks then I dont do it for a few months , its odd.
Offline CogWheelz
« Reply #16 - Posted 2014-08-18 21:33:58 »

If some of you spend little time coding, how is it that you've got great projects? Is the fact that I'm self taught, or are there some special breaks? Such wizardry
Offline thedanisaur

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« Reply #17 - Posted 2014-08-18 21:41:25 »

For the vast majority of people I don't think you can spend a little time doing anything and produce something great, but if you do a little everyday that's a different story.

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Offline Rayvolution

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« Reply #18 - Posted 2014-08-18 22:06:10 »

It depends on my current development focus. Some days I don't touch my code at all because I'm drawing graphics, others it's all code. But, my total "dev time" is probably about 10-12 hours a day, 7 days a week (or more) balanced between drawing graphics and coding. If I had to guess, I'm probably coding more than doing graphics though. I find myself using a lot of placeholders and eventually playing "catch up" with graphics and drawing for a day or two every other week. That focus will probably slowly shift to mostly graphics though as I drive into adding content to the game, more so than coding core functionality.

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Offline Slyth2727
« Reply #19 - Posted 2014-08-18 22:26:15 »

I haven't been coding much recently actually.. I need to though.
When I'm into it, I can spend 5-8 hours a day on it, though that is way too much. The people here saying that they spend ~12 a day programming are either lying or have no life.
Offline CopyableCougar4
« Reply #20 - Posted 2014-08-18 22:30:46 »

For me it's the fact that during the summer I have no life Smiley

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Offline Opiop
« Reply #21 - Posted 2014-08-18 23:42:19 »

During summer, I generally spend my mornings coding which means ~9-12. Then I do real life related things (hanging out with friends/GF, band stuff). Then I am back home usually by 10 and I code for another couple hours until maybe 2 in the morning. There are some days when I do nothing but code and game, but those are rare and make me feel lazy so I like to keep those days few and far between.

During school I barely get any time. Usually I program at night after I hang out with friends, so maybe 3 or 4 hours. Weekends, I revert back to my summer schedule.

I would go insane if I didn't have a life besides coding, though. I need a balance between social interaction and coding or else I will end up eating someone or smashing my face into my desk.
Offline Gibbo3771

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« Reply #22 - Posted 2014-08-19 11:47:42 »

Always. Coding is just problem solving and you tend to solve hard problems when you are doing something else.

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Nothing worse when you literally "dream" of a way to fix something, or implement something. You wake up and your link "OMFG IT'S THAT SIMPLE", then you fall back asleep and promise yourself you will remember that...

Ontopic : Very little as of lately, actually none. Working a lot and that but generally it is around 4-6 hours a day.

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Offline gouessej
« Reply #23 - Posted 2014-08-19 12:49:43 »


I code at least about 8 hours a day at work. I code between 1 and 16 hours a day on my spare time. I code less when I'm not single and I'll probably code even less when I have to raise children.

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Offline PandaMoniumHUN

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« Reply #24 - Posted 2014-08-19 13:46:41 »

Depends on my mood and freetime.
When I do something interesting or I'm learning new things I usually program 5-6 hours a day, but when it's just writing bolierplate or coding GUI I can't stand coding for more than 2 hours. Not sure how am I going to get used to 8 hour workflows when I'm going to do this for a living (probably going to take lots of coffee brakes Tongue).

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Offline saucymeatman
« Reply #25 - Posted 2014-08-19 14:06:57 »

I code whenever my meds kick in until they wear off.
Offline SHC
« Reply #26 - Posted 2014-08-20 12:02:14 »

Its not the number of hours you code, it is how productive you are that matters.

Offline JVallius
« Reply #27 - Posted 2014-08-21 07:15:40 »

It varies day by day, but I use roughly about 20% of my dev time for writing code. And I think it is the easiest part of making games. Smiley

Offline lcass
« Reply #28 - Posted 2014-08-28 11:00:55 »

Ive been getting the urge to do more coding at the moment , when you start programming after a long break its daunting and you don't really want to , but when you get back into it , it's really enjoyable and you find lots of projects to work on. I currently have the urge to learn c++, you know for funsies.
Offline Yemto

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« Reply #29 - Posted 2014-09-21 08:49:14 »

around 10 hours on a normal day, but that's just because I'm a software developer. I spend around 3 hours every day on my own projects.
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