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  • Loud and shout

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  • Some good music/radio at medium level

    22 34.38%
  • Light background

    14 21.88%
  • Silence: as deep as possible

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    Default Do you listen music while programming?

    Everyone has its own habitudes while programming, even for hobby as well as for work.
    I would like to ask you: do you listen music while programming?
    I personally don't, but what do you think about this?
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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    I listen to music while programming, because silence is boring;-)
    But the music is only low in the background. Normally I listen to classics, but if I am in a bad mood and I do some basic programming stuff I listen Klezmer music.

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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    sure why not ? I sometimes listen to radio low in the background, and sometimes, in the dead of the night, when all in the house are asleep I just ear the deep silience while programming.
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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    Usually Eric Clapton or other Blues/R&B in background. Classics is also a favorite choice (Bah, Tchaikovsky, Shubert and Shostakovitch for hardcore system things )

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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    Yeah, I always have the radio playing. Usually it's rock, techno and electronica
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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    Always. It helps me keep my concentration up and also has a beneficial influence on my mood. [Loud and shout]
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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    Usually when I design something, lately mostly software but I do hardware sometimes, I like music in the background. Nowadays I work on my laptop 95% of the time and speakers on it are lousy so I either plug in some headphones or I do my work in silence.

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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    Yes, but music with singing is too distracting for me, so it has to be instrumental, electronica, or just ambience. I don't do much "big name" stuff, but more like Xerxes and Romeo Knight.

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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    I used to have music while programming. It makes me free and relaxed.

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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    I find my productivity goes up a lot when i listen to music, keeps my mind from wondering. Whenever I'm getting nothing done I stick some loud music in my headphones take my shoes off and i always manage to get focused.

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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    It really depends on my mood. Sometimes music gives me a good boost and keeps me focused, other times the music is just way to distracting and I work in silence...

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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    Yeah, and unless its late at night or my brother's asleep I keep it up pretty high. Mostly stuff like Nevermore, DevilDriver, or Fear Factory.
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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    Nice poll ;-)

    While programming, I like to listen to hard trance and good old Belgian retro house!
    The BPM kinda takes control of my typing rate ;-)
    So, loud and shout, as it filters out unwanted background noise. Earphones preferred though, not sure if my colleagues would appreciate that kind of music...

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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    Interesting poll,
    I never actually thought about it, but it all depends on the project i guess, I'll listen to music when the project is trivial and something i know i can get done. If the project is more involved and challenging, i need every bit of concentration so its silence then..I have no particular genre, i just put all the music i have on shuffle.

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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    I never listen when coding. It is disturbing me. I guess it is just me but since you asked.

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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    As some poeple said, silence is just too boring. Always have somehting in the background, not too loud though.

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    gaddlord I'm on your side

    And thank you all so far, I'm very glad that you like this poll!

    I made it because my boss keep saying me that I am the only one on heart that hate hear every sort of nois or music while programming... actually, given from the results, I am starting to wonder that my boss was right...
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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    When I'm at work, I find no music is best for concentration.

    When at home however, I can't stand silence and have to have music.

    Maybe the ambience noise at work is enough for me.

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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    I do listen to music when I know what I'm doing, it even gives me new ideas. But I turn it off when I research, because it gets me distracted.

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    Default Re: Do you listen music while programming?

    If I have (usual || normal) mood I listen "Some good music/radio at medium level".
    If I have (good || greate) || (bad || terrible) mood I listen "Loud and shout ".

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