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      9 months ago

      Programming doesn’t even need a computer, in a sense. It’s done on your mind and all you have to do is implement the idea.

      OS does matter if you want a better environment for coding.

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          9 months ago

          You can adapt to it, but that will never be a truly “good” experience.

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              9 months ago

              Windows crashes very frequently and the error is not easy to debug most of the time. You may need to restart the computer ( and you will get used to it ). Plus, Microsoft support forum sucks and takes a long time to answer just one question. It obviously isn’t a good environment for coding.

              Linux, on the other hand, is far easier to debug and Linux professionals can help you with that.

              Most of the open-sourced softwares are Linux compatible, so that will be very helpful for coding.

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                  9 months ago

                  Why would you browse (if using win) Microsoft support forums while programming? Obviously it’s for hardware/software related issues, not much tied to your coding environment.

                  It is related to your coding environment. The term environment not only includes code editor and shell, but also the OS running those software, and the OS should be stable for a good coding experience.

                  Why I have to ask professionals for help in the first place? If I need help from 3rd party people in order to fix a bug in my app because of OS issues then something is very wrong.

                  You mean you don’t care what caused the crash and just restart your computer each time it happens? Isn’t that too inefficient?

                  Environment is how you make it. For example you can use PowerShell both on Linux and windows. The only difference is that some apps are not there by default or are unavailable and you have to look for alternatives. So there’s no problem in setting a whole environment from ground up on LFS if you know what you’re looking for. It’s all about making yourself feel in home.

                  Windows users will just stick with Windows not knowing how good Linux is. I feel sorry for them trying to get used to all the inconveniences.

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      9 months ago

      except when compilers and libraries have platform-specific quirks, or you are developing something that should run on a server

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      9 months ago

      An editor? That’s it?

      No need to test the code? No need to see how that code behave with other components?

      Have you ever code in your life?

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      9 months ago

      Depends on the ecosystem around the language - there are tools that just plain don’t work or work poorly on Windows.

      Alternatively you could try developing a .NET Framework v4 app on Linux, if the OS doesn’t matter (no, mono is not equivalent).

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          9 months ago

          Are you my programming professor perchance? Sure, if the mafia points a gun at my head and forces me write an IBAN validation algorithm in valid Java code on a piece of paper, then I’m happy to oblige. But when does that ever happen? Why use Netbeans with light theme? Why are you forcing us to demonstrate bubble sort with a Hungarian folk dance? Why are you recording us dancing? I’m asking too many questions. You probably put too much crack in your coffee today.

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          9 months ago

          But you need Windows to compile and test older .NET stuff, even if you write the code in notepad.

    • sounddrill@lemmy.antemeridiem.xyz
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      9 months ago

      I attended a conference where there was an openvino demonstration

      The windows guys who tried to install relevant stuff, were met with a big visual studio download

      The macOS guys had it easy

      The only linux guy had an amd and couldn’t try it

      Ironic, since that was an open source conference

      Only 2 presenters openly used libreoffice