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Music to code by?

By Ed Woychowsky ·
Ok, with the advent of digital music players a great deal has been said about listening to music at work. However, nobody has ever mention what music goes with which activity. An example of this would be that I listen to either Pink Floyd or The Grateful Dead when coding XSLT. JavaScript, however, goes better with Jethro Tull, but C# requires Led Zepplin or Blue Oyster Cult.

What music do you listen to?

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working to music..

by Jaqui In reply to Music to code by?

I only ever listen to Mannheim Steamroller's Fresh Aire series when working on the computer.

and not in mp3 format, I use the amercian gramophone produced cds to listen to them...
naturally ripped onto the hard drive, but I do have the store bought cds of the songs.

go figure, it's even legal to download mp3s on a p2p here, yet I go buy my music.

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Mood based, not application based

by jdclyde In reply to Music to code by?

to a point at least.

Lots of instramentalists. Vinne Moore, satriani, vai, jeff beck (rock), joe beck (jazz), freidman, and many more.

Clapton is always good as long as a more upbeat, agressive mood is called for.

80's metal, 90's (not grunge), and some of the more agressive metal of today.

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Depends on mood like jd says

by stargazerr In reply to Music to code by?

I basicallly listen to anything that will block the sales people's voices (They are particularily loud on the phones) while I am trying to make a deadline.


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It depends on my mood

by jmgarvin In reply to Music to code by?

I tend to listen to heavy metal and throw in a little hair metal for good measure.

I'll listen to classical if I have to REALLY concentrate, or if I'm feeling pretty mellow.

The one song that typically finds its way into my rotation is "The System is Down" from Strongbad

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Hair metal...

by sMoRTy71 In reply to It depends on my mood

makes everything better!

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You walked into that one

by Oz_Media In reply to Hair metal...

Judging by your avatar, I can see why you treasure hair bands, those were the good ole days. OUCH!!!!

Just having a fun poke, no real offense intended.

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by sMoRTy71 In reply to You walked into that one

I guess it's time to Photoshop some more hair on my avatar. Look for a new one later today.

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Option 1

by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to How bout these for new av ...

It's far more stately and austere.

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That's tough...

by Beth Blakely In reply to How bout these for new av ...

I think the red overpowers your delicate features. I'd vote for the white mane.

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