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What's Your Biggest Distraction When Coding?

clintdev profile image Clint Maruti ・1 min read

Hi Guys,

I'm doing research on productivity and would love it if you'd please share some of your biggest distractions when you are coding.

Thanks.

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Google, but I cannot live without it.
I’m always googling for an answer on how to write some line of code and before I know it, 30 minutes has passed and I’m down some path looking at something unrelated. Sometimes it’s a software library that might be useful later. Worse is when I spot an ad that might pop up for something totally different like shoes or makeup and I find myself shopping online again!

 

haha woow this happens to me too

 

Yeah, but you’re probably not shopping for the same clothes I do. 😄

haha definitely not, In most cases, I'd end up shopping for a cool tech I've seen pop up from the ads

 

Meetings and random conversations are the most unavoidable, but reddit, discord, and dev.to are the biggest time sinks.

 
 

Other people. Number 1 distraction

 

Interesting, you'd rather prefer your own space

 

I spend a lot of time remote, thankfully.