Like many developers I enjoy listening to music while coding, and my musical selection changes depending on what I’m working on. When I’m in mad scientist mode and can’t seem to make my fingers type fast enough to keep up with me, I put on some variety of loud, obnoxious music to keep me going. But I usually put on something more subdued when I’m in bug fixing mode – which is the mode I’m in right now.
During my latest round of bug fixing I’ve been listening to an instrumental band called Shark Quest a lot, especially their latest CD Gods and Devils (which, btw, is available on iTunes). It’s perfect for more thoughtful coding, too.
So, how about you? What do you listen to while working?