Bye to 12-hour workdays? aiXcoder’s AI-based programming tool is here to help developers


Used by Alibaba, this startup’s predictive code lines let programmers spend less time searching online and more time being creative 

The debate over the benefits of "996" – the schedule adopted by a number of companies in China that requires employees to work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week – has recently spread like wildfire across Chinese social media. Prominent tech figures Jack Ma of Alibaba and Richard Liu of have both come out in favor of 996. Even Chinese state media The People’s Daily has weighed in, but on the opposing side: “Employees who object to 996 should not be labeled as slackers. Employers have to consider their real needs.” On average, programmers in China work 4...
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