Night Programmer vs Day Programmer
February 21, 2006 6 Comments
I’ve came across an entry by Mitch Denny about Night and Day developers. I totally agree with him and want to add a couple of things from my point of view.
The night developers like to explore, compare and analyze the new tech stuff and always aware of what is going on outside. They have this criticizing point of view and like questioning the current environments. Day programmers see this as a waste of time which I think causes them to be out of date sooner or later. Considering my project team, the number of day developers are much more than the night side, and I just do not have respect to a day developer and does not consider what he or she says as important. On the other hand, one can learn lots of things from a night developer and everyone in the team shows respect. Always the day people ask questions to the night people, the opposite is not likely.
Well I am definitely in the the night side of the force, last night after getting back home, because of wondering what AjaxAnywhere is capable of I played with it until 02.30 a.m. which makes me an early morning rather than a nightly developer I guess:) So which type of developer are you? Maybe the answer is obvious, I do not think a day developer will ever visit this blog or jroller.