re: What kinds of apps or products do you wish existed? VIEW POST


I bet almost everything I'd mention does exist in some capacity, but sometimes if it doesn't fit your workflow just right, it needs to be re-thought.

I like Dash a lot but for whatever reason it's never quite fit my flow to where I actually find myself using it.

I also feel like there should be more desktop operating systems built specifically for developers, but in a way that got us productive without it having to be too config heavy and low level. Basically, it should be simple like MacOS, but with no defined purpose beyond productivity. It would ideally be pretty compatible with most software I'd want to run on the machine, right out of the box. Software technologies like installed languages, common frameworks, container software, etc. should be baked right in to whatever extent that is possible.

It seems like general purpose operating systems tend to win out, but I'd be curious if there were more of a future for developer-oriented.


Do you have a moment to talk about or lord and savior Linux?


Your point with the developer centric OS is interesting. I read discussions about which OS fits best for development quite a lot and this discussion comes up really often. Most of the time the popular opinions include MacOS and some flavor of linux (mostly Arch).

But if there is a distro with already packed software like docker, VS Code, compilers for various languages, python2 and 3, ruby pre installed and so on, this would be very interesting to safe the setup-config hassle :-)

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