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I think most coders are more productive at night because there are fewer distractions, when they're not expected.

At night, I typically go into the "zone" where I'll allocate most of my attention span to my code base and to the syntax of a particular language and to the higher-level problem at hand, and my productivity is pretty high. But during the day, I usually can't get into that state, so I bounce back and forth between talking to people, answering questions, meetings, and coding.




I think most coders are more productive at night because there are fewer distractions, when they're not expected.

You can say the same of very early morning. With the added bonus that then your brain is refreshed and works faster.


Sure. I think most people merge the very late night with the very early morning.

Ie my most productive coding sprees are from about midnight through 10am. And then I hit a brick wall ;)


as long as its dark thats all that matters, because you don't get distracted by cars, animals, planes etc that you see out the window




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