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Discussion on: Which 2018 Mac is best for web development?

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Vuild

Windows is a very powerful, flexible & broad system. It works under more conditions than any other OS (many *nix) & in strange use cases & flavors (kiosks, medical, atms, large deployments for example etc). It comes with paid support for business critical systems.

To build anything substantial you need to have core skills with a bunch of operating systems. This thread is generally about Apple purchasing decisions, but Windows is critical (as is Linux/Unix & a few others). Some of the best devs I have seen use Win regardless of .net

Don't fall into the trap of liking & skilling only on a single OS, over time the balance shifts.

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Ashlee (she/her)

I prefer Linux. It’s nothing personal. ☺️

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Vuild

I have no preference. Rendering is nice on OSX (nix based). Consumer/Office features Win. Server Linux. Android & iOS app dev. The same people & technologies often work across all of them at different periods. They move from one to the other. All can be customized to do what you like.

You can't make IOS apps on Win well but you shouldn't build sites without testing on Win either.

More mainstream operating systems, developed by distinctly different groups would-be interesting.

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Ashlee (she/her)

I’m very familiar with how to develop and test applications. Can we move on?

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Steve Belovarich Author

This convo is about which Mac is good for web development. I didn’t really intend for it to be a convo about different platforms.

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Vuild

mansplaining.

Me?