Software Developers Working from Home During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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[Submitted on 25 Aug 2020]

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Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the enviornment to its core and has provoked an
overnight exodus of builders that customarily worked in an place of job setting to
working from dwelling. The magnitude of this shift and the components which agree with
accompanied this unique unplanned work setting dash beyond what the machine
engineering community has beforehand understood to be distant work. To search out out
how builders and their productivity had been affected, we dispensed two surveys
(with 3,634 responses)—weeks apart to own the presence and occurrence
of the advantages, challenges, and opportunities to purple meat up this special
circumstance of distant work. From our thematic qualitative analysis and
statistical quantitative analysis, we uncover that there is a dichotomy of
developer experiences influenced by many varied components (that for some are a
earnings, whereas for others a misfortune). As an illustration, a earnings for some was
being shut to family people but for others having family people fragment their
working characteristic and interrupting their focal level, was a misfortune. Our surveys led to
powerful narratives from respondents and printed the size at which these
experiences exist to provide insights as to how the map forward for (pandemic) distant
work can evolve.

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From: Thomas Zimmermann [view email]


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Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16: 27: 21 UTC (100 KB)

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