[sf-perl] what do you do?

Fred Moyer fred at redhotpenguin.com
Tue Feb 17 19:48:04 PST 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 5:51 PM, David Alban <extasia at extasia.org> wrote:
> it's been a while since we had...  um...  an email thread.  so let me
> ask you something in which i am genuinely interested.  kind of an
> informal survey.  no purpose other than to satisfy idle curiosity.
> two questions about your job:
> 1,  break down, by percentage of time, what you do.  if you think the
> terminology you use isn't generally understood by this audience,
> elaborate a little bit.

* 30% writing code
* 20% figuring out if I am writing code that will solve the right problem
* 10% in meetings
* 10% dealing with development tools and infrastructure
* 10% planning and prioritizing
* 10% gathering business requirements
* 10% integration testing and related tasks (apart from writing test code)

> 2,  break down, by percentage of code you write, the languages you use

I use:

* 75% Perl
* 10% C
* 15% SQL

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