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Discussion on: Do I need to code in my free time to be a good developer?

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Nir Lanka ニル

I rarely code in the evening. I do a lot of other things for fun in the evening : drawing, guitar, learning Japanese etc. I've never had an employer or colleague that prioritises coding in the off hours.
Hearing about companies that go out of their way to promote coding in your free time always sickened me. They are clearly not honest or realistic.

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Nir Lanka ニル

In fact, the only times I've stayed longer to finish something has always been because I was waiting for my friends to go for a drink, who were putting in more hours, or because I hadn't put the usual number of hours into work that day and felt guilty. None of my employers ever asked for timesheets. Trust and honesty from an employer goes a long way.