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What do you think herds of corporate Java/C# programmers do with their auto complete/intellisense laden IDE's? That is nothing short of coding equivalent of assembly line work.

Do you actually know what assembly line work is?

You have power screw driver, an endless line of doors coming towards you, and an endless supply of screws also coming towards you. Pick up screw, place in hole, push on it with your screw driver. Repeat. There is no variation, only endless repetition.

It is a little known fact that the assembly line was originally inspired by a disassembly line. Specifically disassembling dead animals from whole bodies to specific cuts of meat in a meatpacker's plant. The body is coming towards you, whack off the leg, toss in that basket over there. Repeat.

The fact that different popups have different associated messages makes even the most routine coding infinitely more varied than an assembly line.

Try this. Spend an hour typing out:

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. ...

That will give you a taste of how boring an assembly line is. (But not really, the task you're being asked to do there is more complex than the repetitive task than what an assembly line worker in Ford's day would be asked to do. Unless, of course, you cut and paste instead of typing.)




>>Do you actually know what assembly line work is?

I know what assembly line work is, I did it once during my engineering college days for a start up. And yes I did it for a small company so we would generally test what we assembled.

>>That will give you a taste of how boring an assembly line is.

Trust me auto generating get/set methods, try/catch blocks, javadocs, mass refactoring, import/package statements, Generating design pattern templates and getting used often used Framework functions(And all this getting autocompleted) sounds very similar to writing 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' many times.

This is true if somebody asks you to check if you are writing 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.' correctly every time.




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