Wednesday, August 17, 2011

developer attention

I can testify to this, from Life and Code: http://lifeandcode.tumblr.com/post/8993770468/why-you-shouldnt-interrupt-developers

Specifically:
Much research has shown that software development is particularly demanding of cognitive resources: you have to keep a lot of stuff in your brain at the same time while programming. Even a one-minute interruption erases this info, and it can take 10-15 minutes to re-establish the programmer’s mental state.— Jakob Nielsen, August 2011

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