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What's Your Ideal Coding Environment?

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What physical environment do you find most conducive for coding, and how does it impact your productivity?

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Top comments (8)

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Renan Ferro

My macbook, the room a little dark, good music and it's raining outside! Perfect for coding 😍

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Jake Lundberg


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  • I prefer a quiet and well-lit space that minimizes distractions. Good lighting is essential to reduce eye strain,
  • An ergonomic workspace with a comfortable chair, an adjustable desk, and proper monitor positioning
  • A comfortable temperature and adequate ventilation
  • If a quiet environment is not possible, noise-cancelling headphones or acoustic treatments can help block out distractions
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Ben Sinclair
  • a comfy chair
  • a large desk with one of those huge mats on it
  • two or three good, high-resolution monitors
  • a dark room with subtle lighting
  • good lightweight open-back headphones
  • a tactile keyboard and a proper mouse
  • consistent, controlled temperature
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Mike Stemle • Edited

Boy do I wish I knew. Finding flow is difficult for me sometimes. A large part of this is the number of people I work with and live with. It's not their fault, it's just an unavoidable side-effect of having so many easy distractions in your orbit.

If I get enough sleep, establish boundaries with the folks I live and work with, and I have a good cup of coffee, I can make any environment good enough.

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Ben Halpern

Mostly my usual desk in the most consistent setup I can find — however, I need to break this up with some work-from-public situations occasionally to break the monotony.

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Leandro Nuñez

Laptop + Mate + Black Sabbath for front/ Pantera for back. No matter if it is a desk, a bed or a table.

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Neil B

Plural - I need multiple environments to stay fresh. They can just be a remix of the mundane, like rearranging furniture, or something a little novel.