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What Engineers At Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, Airbnb, And Spotify Listen To While Coding

What Engineers At Facebook Pinterest Snapchat Airbnb And Spotify Listen To While Coding Co Labs code community


For developers, a good soundtrack can be as crucial to productivity as Red Bull or coffee. But what's playing through all those headphones? We asked engineers at Facebook, Spotify, Snapchat, Airbnb, and Pinterest to tell us what music has been fueling their latest projects--they even made us playlists.

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1. Music with no words is sometimes preferred. All the teams are somewhat into trance.

2. Pinterest and Airbnb have similar playlists.

3. What, no Rap Genius?

4. Spotify is filled with hipsters.

Ultimately, I learned nothing from this article.

I learned two things:

1) I'm easily creeped out by the idea of whole teams listening to the same thing. I'm a special snowflake, dammit!

2) Don't work with amateur DJs.

Yes, why DOES everyone think they can be a DJ?

Beastie Boys, especially "No Sleep Till Brooklyn".

And "Fight for your Right". Kick it!

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