Productive Coder

What does it mean to be a productive programmer?

We’ve all heard of the 10x developer. Supposedly this 10x developer is 10 times more productive than your average programmer. 

Some even say it’s 100x or 1000x. [source needed]

So why are some coders drastically more productive than others? 

It could be Malcolm Gladwells 10,000 hours principle. But what causes someone to spend 10,000 hours doing something?


They are passionate. They love understanding their craft. They put in the time. They put in the work.