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Joel Krause
Joel Krause

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🎧 Do you listen to music while you code?

And if so, what do you listen to?

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Gil

Yes...Emancipator...no lyrics works for me as it offers less distractions

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A C

Yes! Emancipator and Tycho are great. Amazing how much better these help me concentrate.

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Si

I've never heard of either of these, what type of music are they?

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A C

Electronica / Ambient I'd say.. It's very chill.

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Joel Krause Author

googles Emancipator

Ahhh yeah I can see why this works! It’s very calming 😌 I’m gonna try this out today at work!

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Andrew (he/him)

Instrumental music is my favorite for coding, too. Lyrics are too distracting!

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Si

I'll give it a go! Cheers.

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Stefanos Kouroupis

I don't think there is a specific genre that fits development. Every one has it's own taste. Personally the more complex the problem I am trying to solve the louder and heavier the music.

Hard problems: Thrash
Easy problems: Rock

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Joel Krause Author

Absolutely agree.

We have Spotify playing in the background at our studio but sometimes do like to listen to music of my own.

I actually think I’m a little opposite to you, the more complex the work the more mellow the music is πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ

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Stefanos Kouroupis

Loud music is my way to block any nearby stimulus... Our office has an open plan and offers plenty distractions

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Tamara Temple

When I have to be in the office (yeucck!), there's a Sonos that someone else has control over, and their taste in music always seems counter to my own for working. So I bring in noise-canceling headphones, and put on my music, to block that out.

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Joel Krause Author

In my office I’m the controller of the Sonos πŸ˜… i try to cater to β€œgeneral” music but sometimes I let my own personal taste take control

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Karen PinzΓ‘s Morrongiello

I have a repetitive playlist of songs that I really like, I listen it without the random on, so I know exactly what It is the next one. It lasts almost 40 minutes and after that, I rest, so it is kind of a pomodoro, so it is kind of cool because it allows me to rest.

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Joel Krause Author

Ooooooh that’s a good idea!

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Antonin J. (they/them)

Nope! I do watch movies and tv shows. I got used to watching tv shows and movies while doing my homework as a kid. Now as an adult, I have netflix/hulu/plex/whatever playing in the background with some low-investment tv show/movie playing. It helps me concentrate.

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Joel Krause Author

When I ran my own business this is what I used to do as well! I don’t think my boss would be too pleased if I did this now πŸ˜›

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Antonin J. (they/them)

I work from home! It was a pain working at an office because I couldn't do it. I had a hard time concentrating as a result :/

I ended up watching Twitch streams of programmers working. It was a compromise but it was fine haha

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Henry Williams

We have an open floor plan at the office, so music is a must to block out the noise. I usually listen to game or anime music with no lyrics (Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z, etc.). Really helps me get in the zone without the distraction from lyrics.

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Tamara Temple

Lots and lots of EDM :)

I also love listening to Jazz, Spotify has a "Coffee Table Jazz" and a "Late Night Jazz" playlists that are awesome, plus better than the EDM if it happens to be heard by anyone else. I've used them during exercise sessions in classes.

I really can't handle stuff with words while doing anything else, they pull me off of what I'm concentrating on. I'd never be able to work with a TV on, or a screen showing a video, probably too old to handle that. :D

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Hamida

Totally, it's a habit I developed as a child, I need music to think and concentrate, I have no specific genre: classical, rock, pop, kpop, traditional arabic, indian, rap, violin and piano covers, sometimes series or even tech and financial talks

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Daniel Smith

lots of edm and jazz, but no vocals.. cant listen to a podcast when coding either

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Ishan

I do, but only when I'm coding through the night.

I listen to a wonderful Spotify playlist called "Design/Build"

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Joel Krause Author

Oh cool! I’m gonna check that out :) I like to listen to pretty mellow music while coding so this looks pretty sweet!

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Juan Carlos • Edited on

Frog Leap Studios, Ultimate Metal Covers.
Custom hosts file for Spotify ;)

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John 'BBQ' Wollner

Absolutely - movie sound tracks. I've found that listening to anything w/ a beat or lyrics is too distracting. Soundtracks are mostly inspired and inspiring but not to the point of distraction.

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Thomas Bnt

In the background, in the style Chill, Bass, Electro and a little pop.

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akash705

hell yeah ,
i dont know about others but ya i do listen to India singers like kishore kumar , mukesh , rafi etc.

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