Last Updated: October 18, 2020
· itseranga

Tips to be productive as a programmer

Following are the tips that I'm following

1. Clean workspace

  • Make your workspace clean and simple as much as possible
  • Remove all unwanted stuffs from the workspace
  • Following is my workspace at office


I'm keeping

  • My MacBook
  • Always keeping Notebook with Pen
  • Always having water bottle (Drinking water puts me in happy mode in all the time)
  • Using earphone (Music + Coding, Marriage made in heaven :))
  • Stick some cheatsheets on the wall (I'm having Vim, Docker, Puppet, Git and Git-Flow cheatsheets)
  • Next the most important tip....... :)

2. Block Facebook

  • Facebook is a time killer for me. So I have blocked it
  • Add following content to /etc/hosts file, It will block facebook 
  • Then flush dscache, in order to affect the changes that you have made to hosts file
sudo dscacheutil -flushcache
  • I'm using twitter most of the time, twitter is not a time killer for me :)

3. Try to do a sport

As a programmer, sport

  • Helps to keep my body healthy and fit
  • Trains me, how to work under pressure
  • Trains me, how to deal with changes
  • etc...
  • I'm playing Field Hockey once a week


4. Now its time to happy coding :)


5. Tip from Hockey

Don't panic be organize

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Agreed. My workspace is almost the same as you, but a cup of coffee instead of water and mac with HHKB keyboard makes coding more productively.

over 1 year ago ·

Thanks :) ..

over 1 year ago ·

It's amazing how quickly you're work space can get cluttered if you don't put energy into keeping it simple and clean. It's the problem I have. I'll have to try the sports tip to help get in better shape.

Has anyone had experience with stand up desks?

over 1 year ago ·

Really helpful! many thanks for the great article!

over 1 year ago ·

I would highly recommend to try pomodor technique.

over 1 year ago ·