Discussion on: Are interruptions really worse for programmers than for other knowledge workers?

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I've never had this issue, as I write everything down first. Whenever I am about to start work on a new function or feature, the very first thing I do is design it. I write down the logic with pen and paper. I rewrite it into pseudo-code and comment blocks in the newly created script files where it'll go. Only then I start coding. At that point, the code itself takes barely a few minutes to complete, and no interruption in the world would break my focus at any point due to everything being written down. My sister on the other hand loses her mind if she had the slightest bit of an interruption and that cartoon is putting it mildly. Even though I'm infamous for being a "one-track mind" with my work. Like many others have already said and I'll say it again, write everything down.