Following is the morning of a front-end developer with the timestamps:
I get up, eat some breakfast, and have a cup of coffee.
Coffee will very indeed become a regular part of your day if it is not already.
My whole team (and, in fact, everyone I know in the industry) is now remote, so my commute consists of simply going into another room.
However, I usually wait until around 8 AM to give myself time to get up and avoid getting into the habit of waking up and immediately starting work.
First and foremost, I check my emails, look at my meeting schedule for the day, and then check the tickets on our kanban board - a project management application that helps visualize work and maximize productivity.
If I am currently working on a feature, I will usually check to see if anyone has added any comments or additional tasks; if not, I will see what else is on the board in terms of bugs/features that are free to take up.
There will be a meeting with the current team.
This is a fast opportunity for us to catch up on where we have all been, ask any questions, and discuss our general priorities for the day/next week or so.
Let us get back to the coding.
Today, I am working on a new feature: a profile page.
So, first and foremost, I translate the design provided by the UI/UX department into code for our website to display.
A UI/UX visual prototype, on the other hand, is not always a given, and you will often have to rely on your visual intuition to design it, so it fits in with the rest of the site.
Typically, programming will last until lunchtime.
The crew is always available for a quick call or screen sharing if you get stuck or want to bounce ideas around.
The amount of time you use working alone or in a group varies per company.
Some businesses use pair programming as their primary methodology; however, my present employer prefers to allow its developers to work independently with more autonomy.