An interesting phenomenon occurs when a new task is given to a programmer. Some just go directly to their seat and start reading about it, or even writting some code. Others think and write on their notebooks and start designing the system.

Is there a research that studies the habits of the best and highest performing programmers? Is there research that studies the best habits of workers who use computers in their workplaces?

We ask this because of mental and physical πš‘πšŽπšŠπš•πšπš‘ is important, and it would be interesting to read what studies suggest about it.

We have read:

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to psych.SE. I am happy to see that you have done some background research on this topic. However, this post appears to have at least 3 quite broad questions in it (programming and health, programming best habits, and computers best habits), which is surely too much to cover in a single answer. I recommend focusing on specifically what you want to get out of this question - eg, "Does a relaxed schedule with regular breaks improve programmer output, or are tight deadlines more effective?" $\endgroup$ – Arnon Weinberg Mar 30 at 0:05

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