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Under his "Most annoying issues I encountered" He lists "You never know if an issue is Windows related, Linux related, or even some software running on Windows like the Windows Defender Firewall."
I think my list of most annoying issues would include:
People who can't be bothered to learn the skills to figure out the origin of an issue.
I work largely on Windows based system with a very small amount on Objective-C(shudder).
However the real meat of professional web software development nowadays concerns concepts that are cross platform and the OS you are working on is largely incidental.
When I am debugging calls to a REST API I am more concerned about the tools I have available rather than what OS I am working with - and Postman works very nicely in Windows.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
The more pertinent question is "Is Windows an option for developers?"
I've just about had it with Windows automatic updates. Now that I can do web development with .NET Core on a Linux box, and there's good IDE's from JetBrains out there, yeah, I'm ready to ditch Windows for any kind of development.
Hmmm, might be an idea for my next IoT article, haha -- a full C# ASP.NET Core web development environment on an rPi!
Who would want to reach 800M users? And on a platform where you might still have a chance at actually selling non-trivial software instead of an advertisement delivery system or data gathering system.
Do it while you can because the capability of actually being in the software business to sell software is eroding away all to quickly. Pretty soon, we will be in the same shoes as musicians. You can't sell the music so use it to sell something else, or as a way into acting, or to get corporate sponsorships. Will we have to start dancing in booty shorts to sell software before long?
Obviously written by a non-Windows dev who thinks the only "real devs" are those who only use mac or linux
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