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Productivity Tips for Programmers Who Code a Lot

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The industry is now more competitive than ever, there is a huge demand for programmers who are the most efficient in coding. Fast Coders are often known not only for the speeds but also for the exceptional quality of the codes that they write.

Let’s see some of the Best Productivity tips for programmers you will come across.

Measure your productivity

To know how productive you actually are, use LOC to measure the quality of the code you have written.  LOC stand for line of Code and the productivity of a programmer is measured using the quality of code written. LOC is a rough estimate, for obvious reasons.

Work fewer hours

Yeah, I found it shocking too. When I first heard about this tip. But research has proven that working for fewer hours per week can actually improve your productivity. The only option you would be having is working smarter meaning you’ll be more focused due to the time constraints.

Minimize distractions

Coding Tools and platforms need you to be really focused. If you are distracted even for a second, you can take as much as 20 minutes to recover to complete focus.

Use the best tools to make sure that you are always on the groove. This doesn’t have to be expensive. You can start with the best budget laptop for programming and move your way up.

Use productivity software applications like Trello, Slack to improve team efficiency. Use signs on your desk that indicate others that you don’t want to be disturbed.

Keep the environment silent and you will definitely benefit.

Use Automation like a PRO

Use codes available on the internet to automate a lot of your coding tasks. Read this article from to get much more insights.

Typing long codes can break productivity. Thus, automating coding tasks can be difficult at first, but will help you in the long run.

Refractor Code

I get it, you may not at all see refactor as a productive task as it is not adding any new feature to your existing code. But actually, refactoring codes will help you make the code more maintainable and will help you in the future as it will save every team member’s time. If it’s a long term project go for it.

Add New Projects that require adaption of New Skills

Always have some new projects ready in your pipeline that need you to work on newer technologies. This will help you be on the groove with new languages as well as act as a refreshment from the older projects you are working on.

Get proper sleep

One of the best tips that I wished I knew earlier was to sleep properly to increase my productivity. Using a few extra dozes of coffee, I would stay up late trying to figure out why was I not as good as other programmers.

Once I started getting proper sleep, I realised how fast I became. I could almost immediately feel the productivity boost that increased my cognitive capabilities as well. 


These tips helped me a lot to increase productivity in the shortest time. Try starting a few of these and let me know how it goes for you.