DEV Community

loading...
Cover image for Its Sunday, are you coding?

Its Sunday, are you coding?

Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
πŸš€ CEO of ExamPro πŸš€ free AWS Certification courses on freeCodeCamp youtube πŸš€ AWS Community Hero πŸš€ DEV Moderator for AWS tag πŸš€ Star Trek Obsessed
・1 min read

Its Sunday, I get a call. Timelines have changed, new demos are scheduled. Most people are mad when work calls them on the weekend. When I get the call, it feels like the bat signal and I jump into action.

I code every single day. This works for me because I'm a workaholic. I would be unhappy, not coding.

My question to you, do you normally code on a Sunday?

Vote and Discuss

I've created two comments which response the Yes and No vote.
React to cast your vote and leave a comment tell us more on why.

Yes https://dev.to/andrewbrown/comment/c160
No https://dev.to/andrewbrown/comment/c161

Discussion (46)

Collapse
andrewbrown profile image
Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Author

Yes, I code most Sundays

Collapse
christopherkade profile image
Christopher Kade

I find that the context of the week-end lets me really relax and code at a slower pace. It's also when I work on smaller & weirder projects like the one I wrote about today:

Collapse
rampa2510 profile image
RAM PANDEY

I code every single day. For me every new line of code is a invention and it gives me a sense of pride (also I dance when my code works πŸ‘·).

Collapse
cmakh profile image
Cooper

It's a good thing my code doesn't work often because I'm a bad dancer

Collapse
karanbalaji profile image
Karan Balaji πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Yes. At least 1 hour minimum regardless of any holidays

Collapse
voidjuneau profile image
Juneau Lim

Sure thing, Sunday is just another day and I have no friend to meet and hang around with.

Collapse
andrewbrown profile image
Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Author

The only friends I need are clang, vim and &&

Collapse
ssimontis profile image
Scott Simontis

I quit my job so I have to prepare for the interview game again...ugh.

Collapse
andrewbrown profile image
Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Author • Edited

Select every other letter from the alphabet and then write an api that scrapes an online dictory for all the valid words that match the remaining letters. Solve it using O 1 space complexity. lol

Thread Thread
ssimontis profile image
Scott Simontis

During my last job search, one of the take home assignments from a company was to write a REST API that returns "Hello World!". That was literally all the instruction that was given. When pressed for more details, I was told to think about a design which would be easy to expand upon in the future and other cliche directives. I still have no idea what exactly they were looking for, it seems like a sarcastic comment or a cruel joke that went way too far.

Thread Thread
andrewbrown profile image
Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Author

I like when companies have challenges where you have to hack a web-app or send your rΓ©sumΓ© via an API endpoint in a specific format.

Collapse
andrewbrown profile image
Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Author

No, I'm not coding most Sundays

Collapse
dvddpl profile image
Davide de Paolis

no. i am not coding on sundays. i am not usually coding outside work at all. at work i create. at home i mostly consume. read stuff, watch courses or create other type of content. but not coding. very very rarely.

and of course i do sports and spend time with kids and wife.
no coding. sorry. Β―_(ツ)_/Β―

Collapse
gabriela profile image
Gabi

Hi, i don't work on weekends for my job. I don't answer phone calls or emails either. It's a set of boundaries that are healthy (and particular normal) for me. I work on the time i have agreed upon in a contract.

Collapse
arswaw profile image
Arswaw

I like to program. It's why I am paid to do it forty hours a week. To do even more would leave me with less time for life.

I would become irritated if called on a Sunday. Work does not own that time.

If it's not an emergency, it can wait.

Collapse
bovermyer profile image
Ben Overmyer

I don't often code on weekends anymore. If I do, it's a personal project.

I never work on weekends. My priorities include having a balanced life, and work is only part of life.

Collapse
andrewbrown profile image
Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Author

This is interesting as my attitude has always been "work is life"

Thread Thread
bovermyer profile image
Ben Overmyer

I've heard of people with that mindset. Personally, work is just something I'm good at that pays well enough to fund the part of my life that matters more to me.

Collapse
safijari profile image
Jariullah Safi

It varies for me. I try to limit it and use the weekend as family/me time. Some weeks "me time" involves coding, other weeks it does not.

Collapse
jesusgollonet profile image
jesΓΊs gollonet

I don't. And I'll confess I'd like to. But weekend is for the kids

Collapse
nataliedeweerd profile image
𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐚π₯𝐒𝐞 𝐝𝐞 π–πžπžπ«π

I think it's important to relax. I may do a few hours on a weekend, but mostly my weekends are my downtime to unwind.

Collapse
tcelestino profile image
Tiago Celestino

No, I’m no coding saturdays too. I work for code at 13 years. In the moment I preferer enjoy my weekend with my friends or watching a series/movies on Netflix.

Collapse
sally profile image
Sally

No. I spend time with my children. I go hiking, or climbing, or weightlifting.

Workaholism is neither healthy nor admirable. It leads to this industry's fetishization of long hours for low pay, crunch time, late-nights and the belief one has to sacrifice every minute of free time to perform in this career. This leads to burn-out and poor mental and physical health.

Collapse
andrewbrown profile image
Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Author

I choose to be a workaholic, it is what works for me and is healthy for me.
What you choose to do is your choice.

Collapse
erikaheidi profile image
Erika Heidi

I wish, but I'm ever too busy with my kiddo and that's time to spend with the family... I might do some writing or 3D printing, but coding requires a lot of concentration and that is very hard with small kids around

Collapse
andrewbrown profile image
Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Author

I have a 1 month and 16 month year old.
I'm use to being interrupted on average every 1.5 hours.
I am incredibly fortunate to work from home and have my own business.

Collapse
georgeoffley profile image
George Offley

I've been programmed to think that if you're not coding/working you're not producing, and if you're not producing you're wasting time and you're going to die alone and broke.

But between school and work I'm coding most days.

Collapse
travisboss profile image
Travis

I usually play around with a jsfiddle at least once a weekend. By I try to separate my time and focus on being more outside during the summer months. During winter I might start a whole project and not stop over the weekend.

Collapse
mak12776 profile image
Mohammad Amin Khakzadan

coding is nonsense work, working is also nonsense, the best thing to do is to do nothing.

Collapse
andrewbrown profile image
Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Author

Reminded me of nihilists from Lebowski

Collapse
pablorotten profile image
Pablo Antonio RodrΓ­guez Rubio

No, I have life.

Collapse
andrewbrown profile image
Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Author

Collapse
newsparkdesigns profile image
Tai Travis

No, and it's a bad habit to fall into. This is why it's important to be paid hourly. This way, you won't mind as much.
Saturdays I go biking or snowboarding but Sundays are for personal projects and chores, usually.

Collapse
bendersteed profile image
bendersteed

Yes, I came to play around with re-agent and clojurescript for the first time and the experience is very nice.

Sunday is mostly exploratory stuff.

Collapse
andrewbrown profile image
Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Author

Closure script is legit πŸ’― πŸ’― πŸ’― πŸ’―

Collapse
tashapenwellhc profile image
Tasha Penwell

Depends...I'm usually writing but depending on who's home (husband or son) and what the the weather's like I code or just try to reassure myself that there are 6 other days in the week.

Collapse
steelvoltage profile image
Brian Barbour

Finishing my Advanced Javascript course and then working on a new React project! I code everyday too, or at least do something coding related everyday.

Collapse
clara profile image
Clara

Yes, I code on Sundays because it's a working day her ein Israel 😝

Collapse
jckuhl profile image
Jonathan Kuhl

Yep, flexed my Java muscles a bit yesterday:

github.com/jckuhl/Fractions

Nothing outstanding, just needed a review.

Collapse
elisealcala profile image
Elizabeth AlcalΓ‘

Not every Sunday, I visit my parents those days and try to not thinking about code.

Collapse
9naimongkolpoj profile image
Nai Mongkolpoj

Yes, but not every Sunday.

Collapse
techhead404 profile image
Dillon Greek

Stuck and I already spend the majority of my weekend trying to figure it out. Think I'll just relax and enjoy the last bit on weekend I have.

Collapse
fischgeek profile image
fischgeek

I usually spend Monday debugging Sunday's code.

Collapse
kamarajanis profile image
Kamaraj

Yes mostly

Collapse
svedova profile image
Savas Vedova

Yeah, i code everyday :)

Collapse
olegthelilfix profile image
Oleg Aleksandrov

Last 5-7 month, I code every Sundays.