Why we love lazy coders

Being lazy doesn’t mean that you’re stupid. Most of the time it means you’re actually rather smart.

Urbian, Digital Product ConsultancyPosted August 06, 2020 in Development

Being lazy doesn’t mean that you’re stupid. Most of the time it means you’re actually rather smart.

I remember when I started my career as a junior developer and I had to populate thousands of images on a client CMS. I planned this out before hand and realised that each image population would take 15–20 mins which would, in turn take a good few days of my time. So I invested some time to create a script that automated most of this process and I managed to finish everything in 1 day. The toughest part was negotiating with my boss to allow me to take the time I’d saved and go off surfing.

In an “hour of code” Mark Zuckerburg demonstrates this process of repeating commands.

Long story short, software done right can either save a lot of time and money or possibly disrupt major businesses.

Marc Andreessen summed it up quite nicely “Why Software Is Eating The World”

We know that companies are in a race of digital transformation as major portions of businesses and industries services are now being run on software — from movies to agriculture to national defense. Many of the winners are Silicon Valley-style entrepreneurial technology companies that are invading and overturning established industry structures. Over the next 10 years, I expect many more industries to be disrupted by software, with new world-beating Silicon Valley companies doing the disruption in more cases than not.

Below is an example of how some lazy developers created software that has and is eating industries alive!

Instagram, Shutterfly, Snapfish is eating photographic industry Apple’s iTunes, Spotify and Pandora is eating the Music industry Netflix is eating the TV networks. Skype, Google Hangout is eating the telecommunication industry. Uber is eating the transport industry AirBNB is eating the hotel industry

If you really want to get a fright, it might be worth watching “Humans need not apply”

In the English Dictionary, Lazy is identified as someone who is “unwilling to work or use energy.” I prefer the explanation: “unwilling to do useless work or use unnecessary energy.“

If you think you are LAZY and would like to build products that people use every day, apply here

Just to clarify, we have a strict on-boarding process when it comes to hiring developers or engineers and would never hire a useless developer, but very open to smart, LAZY developers.



Digital Product Consultancy at Urbian

Urbian designs, develops and ships digital products for transformational companies embracing the African economy of the future.