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What do you guys like to jam on during your coding?

As a programmer, I always like to listen to music so I don't go crazy and be the weird dude in my library when my code doesn't work. Right now I like to listen to some 'Vintage Postmodern' goodness, how about you guys? what do you guys like to listen to?

Brian Shooll
Brian Shooll
3,146 Points

90's alternative rock - Green Day, Weezer, Blink 182, Presidents of the USA, etc.

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
174,085 Points

I dabble with various genres (notably Ambient), but always return to Symphonic Progressive Rock and Neo-Prog.

Tianni Myers
Tianni Myers
10,453 Points

Instrumentals only when it comes to coding and blogging. A former co worker introduced me to TYCHO and I love it.

Michael Poley
Michael Poley
UX Design Techdegree Student 8,767 Points

Mostly my headphones on, listening to the same 3-4 songs on repeat – Theme from Picnic at the Hanging Rock is my current #1. I know Ben Deitch is always listening to Herbie Hancock's Chameleon.

Jacob Poterbin
Jacob Poterbin
3,102 Points

Intro by The XX on a 10 hour loop can help with some meditative coding every once in awhile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeAjWbjK8O8

Yesssss man I love this!

Craig Dennis
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Craig Dennis
Treehouse Teacher

Great question and answers y'all! This post is featured in a Treehouse Show episode! Thanks!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
174,085 Points

Another fun episode! And that Coffitivity is a real hoot!

But that link for Treehouse Stereo did not work. I was able to figure out that it had a stray "www" in front of the URL.
Here's the real link: Treehouse Stereo.

thanks a lot Mr.Craig! It's very exciting to see my question posted on the Treehouse Show!

Yeah just like steven, the URL didn't work for me also.

I find that good old Krafwerk is great for coding. Most of their songs are about tech and sound very futuristic and binary :D But anything from techno to my always favorite SKA music will do for me. And of course Rammstein.

Eliana Haig
Eliana Haig
4,239 Points

For more background sounds, I like ambient mixer (my favorite is the Hufflepuff common room) https://harry-potter-sounds.ambient-mixer.com/hufflepuff-commonroom

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
174,085 Points

What a cool app! Thanks for the link.

I love this!!

I have a playlist on Spotify that is Fall Out Boy - From the beginning. I just loaded up the albums in order (which is easy to do in Spotify) ...and I just hit play.

The progression of their music, the way the vocals are used with the instrumentals, and the natural progression of them becoming more refined and comfortable with their talents is also a bit comforting to me. It's a bit like when I first started learning to code, getting better and better. Also, the progression of a project... a bit wiry, gaining structure, then substance, then a beautifully refined and functional masterpiece...all interconnected.

Aananya Vyas
Aananya Vyas
20,157 Points

Iron&Wine on repeat for sure. ps-Lemongrass aroma helps to concentrate!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
174,085 Points

Interesting idea .. I may have to try bringing a diffuser to work.

Hans Zimmer FTW! :)