Information foraging: the tricks great developers use to find solutions

The Stack Overflow Podcast

We chat with Austin Henley, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Prof. Henley has been studying the ways in which developers seek out the information they need to solve problems, debug code, or write new applications.

You can check out some more of Henley's work on his blog here. Recent pieces include:

How much time does the average developer spend typing in their editor versus researching, exploring, and pondering? Henley believes half an hour of inputting actual code a day is realistic, despite what you've heard about the 10X developer in your area.

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