Arg! The 9 hardest things programmers have to do

Software developers have all sorts of hard tasks - most of which don’t involve writing code
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Most people who aren’t programmers assume that the job of developing software is hard - and it is, but not in the ways that non-developers would figure. A recent discussion thread on Quora got developers to share what they felt were the hardest tasks that the job requires. Using the input and scores from that thread, and another, older one on Ubuntu Forums, ITworld has compiled a list of the 9 hardest tasks for programmers. As you’ll see, it turns out that actually writing code isn’t one of the harder parts of programming. If you develop software for a living, see how of many of these tasks are on your list.

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