I just discovered (well, technically, it was shared to us by our Program Manager), this awesome tool called WakaTime. It’s a plugin for text editors or Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) that can track the amount of time you’ve spent coding. I started using it three days ago and this is what my stats look like:
Isn’t that super cool? It gives you data on how long you’ve been programming per day, what projects you’re working on, the language/s you used, and the editor you utilized. It’s gives you a super simple way of tracking your productivity.
It’ll probably enhance my development habits from here on out, much in the same way that Fitbit enhances the habit of running in runners.