When Do You Code Best?

  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2

27 Replies - 7547 Views - Last Post: 02 June 2011 - 05:51 PM

#16 MATTtheSEAHAWK  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Addict
  • member icon

Reputation: 137
  • View blog
  • Posts: 782
  • Joined: 11-September 10

Re: When Do You Code Best?

Posted 30 May 2011 - 04:40 PM

I'd have to agree with Ace26. I don't do it all of the time but in the summer I always get my coding done early so I can have fun and go outside. But in the winter and ALWAYS on winter vacation, I do late night coding so I can sleep in a lot :)
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#17 RetardedGenius  Icon User is offline

  • >>──(Knee)──►
  • member icon

Reputation: 126
  • View blog
  • Posts: 555
  • Joined: 30-October 10

Re: When Do You Code Best?

Posted 30 May 2011 - 05:25 PM

Not a specific time of day, but typically after I've had a good time out with friends, or in the morning after a good sleep. :D
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#18 xclite  Icon User is offline

  • LIKE A BOSS
  • member icon


Reputation: 915
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,195
  • Joined: 12-May 09

Re: When Do You Code Best?

Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:35 PM

When I have a real spec. Work is killing me right now. Stupid government.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#19 MentalFloss  Icon User is offline

  • "ADDICTED"[2:5]
  • member icon

Reputation: 527
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,397
  • Joined: 02-September 09

Re: When Do You Code Best?

Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:13 AM

This fluctuates of course but lately I have been writing my best stuff and being most productive from 1 to 3 am.

I'm just writing a hobby project for android though.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#20 Hiram  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Head

Reputation: 69
  • View blog
  • Posts: 203
  • Joined: 02-June 09

Re: When Do You Code Best?

Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:06 AM

Honestly, I write code best at any time of the day, provided I get no distractions for 15 minutes, and it's a nice quiet environment. When I'm at home alone through the day, code flows from my fingers.

That said, I do work great under pressure though. If I only have a week to code something substantial, you can bet I'll get it done with a day or two to spare, and it will be pretty good (as in, as good as if I'd had two-three weeks to do it and took my time).
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#21 jon.kiparsky  Icon User is online

  • Pancakes!
  • member icon


Reputation: 7960
  • View blog
  • Posts: 13,578
  • Joined: 19-March 11

Re: When Do You Code Best?

Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:33 PM

Night time. Generally I get into gear between 10 and midnight, and go until 2 or 4. When I write code for work, I can crank it out in the office, but for things that I'm working on - usually stuff that I don't know how to do yet, I need no distractions, and that's late at night.
The best ways around, over, and between always seem to occur to me when I get up from the computer after a good two or three hours' work and go downstairs for a bit of fresh air. Five minutes away from the machine, and I know what I need to try next.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#22 DrAcid  Icon User is offline

  • New D.I.C Head
  • member icon

Reputation: 1
  • View blog
  • Posts: 12
  • Joined: 31-May 11

Re: When Do You Code Best?

Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:37 PM

mmm... Either late at night, 11PM-1AM or after a good night of sleep - 7-10AM... :)
In the morning I'm especially effective and fast...
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#23 lordofduct  Icon User is offline

  • I'm a cheeseburger
  • member icon


Reputation: 2538
  • View blog
  • Posts: 4,641
  • Joined: 24-September 10

Re: When Do You Code Best?

Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:55 PM

I have this friend who if you stick us in a room together we'll jump right into work and just get consumed in it. We don't share the same skill set (I'm math, he's art), it's just we for some reason silently push each other to work hard.

Sometimes music can also put me into a nice groove. I've disapeared for 20 and 30 hours due to some discography of music I just got from some artists I had previously never heard of. I'm always on the hunt for new artists solely for this purpose.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#24 iniaes  Icon User is online

  • D.I.C Head
  • member icon

Reputation: 35
  • View blog
  • Posts: 145
  • Joined: 23-October 10

Re: When Do You Code Best?

Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:59 PM

I'm making good progress with my project when I come back from walking the dogs ( yes in that outside place ) maybe it is the fresh air? Or the light from this planets yellow sun. . .
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#25 cfoley  Icon User is online

  • Cabbage
  • member icon

Reputation: 2067
  • View blog
  • Posts: 4,301
  • Joined: 11-December 07

Re: When Do You Code Best?

Posted 02 June 2011 - 04:52 AM

8-12 am. If I start at 8, I get a day's work done before lunch time. Start at 9 and I can never get my productivity up to the same level.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#26 skybomb0  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Head

Reputation: 10
  • View blog
  • Posts: 92
  • Joined: 12-May 10

Re: When Do You Code Best?

Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:00 AM

I work best late at night (or early in the morning if that's how you want to look at it). Normally from about 11 to 4 in the morning. It always seems like those key times where you have all of those "Ah HA!" moments, fixing something that has been avoiding you for days.
Was This Post Helpful? 1
  • +
  • -

#27 alias120  Icon User is offline

  • The Sum over All Paths
  • member icon

Reputation: 123
  • View blog
  • Posts: 700
  • Joined: 02-March 09

Re: When Do You Code Best?

Posted 02 June 2011 - 03:49 PM

I enjoy coding in the early and late hours of the day. Either way I put on a pot of coffee, some music and get at it. If I wake up early enough, and have time, coding in the morning is great. Late night coding is always the best though. Nothing like winding down after a long day with a little code and a cup of fresh brewed coffee.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#28 RandomlyKnighted  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover
  • member icon

Reputation: 118
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,370
  • Joined: 14-January 10

Re: When Do You Code Best?

Posted 02 June 2011 - 05:51 PM

I code best from about midnight (after Family Guy has gone off) to 2am and while listening to music. My very best work comes when I'm the only one in the house and can play Pandora through my radio speakers.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2