For quite sometime I’ve been using wakatime, a tool that integrates with lots of IDE’s and Editors to automatically track time you’ve actually spend programming. What’s really nice is you don’t notice it but when logging on to the Wakatime website you can see your states, and see how you compare to the rest of your team or the wider community.
In the last 7 Wakatime has recorded 31 hours in the last 7 days, but that's time spent writing code, time spent on projects, planning, organizing researching etc would be much higher. Still it’s an interesting metric to have which involves no more then simply installing a plugin into your editor and off you go!
For more information check out https://wakatime.com/
For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.
In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.
Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.