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Discussion on: HTML, CSS & JS are not enough (esp if you plan to be a independent dev)

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Boris Krstić

This article is nicely written, but one sentence is pretty bad here.

"So please stop using WINDOWS as you coding environment."

This is very misleading, and utterly not correct. Will not get more deeply into discussion, but keep in mind that we have different stacks for different reasons/problems.

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Fayaz Ahmed Author

I understand what you are saying, but I have been seen linux being used everywhere, windows has not even come into picture even once, the companies I have worked for used linux servers, freeelance clients projects, hosted most of the time on digital ocean were using linux.

I am not saying Windows is completely out of the picture, just mentioned what I have experienced and telling what most people use.

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Ivan P

I am not saying Windows is completely out of the picture, just mentioned what I have experienced and telling what most people use.

I am completely sure that "popular" is not equal to "better" or even to "the best".
For example, the most popular smartphones cost around 200USD. Some models can not provide 30fps even on the home screen. How that can be good/better?

I cannot get: How an operating system on a developing machine is related to an operating system on the "server"... It lives in two different planet/galaxy/worlds.

And what I can not understand more is hate for Windows... If this OS disappears in one day, the world will "crash" after a month. Why? Because 99% of CAD-software exists only for Windows.

PS: Except for Heroku, Zeit, Digital Ocean there is a good choice for a non-backend or non-DevOps person - Jelastic. I do not how it is good "inside", but it is definitely the simplest and the fastest way to run the web-server.

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Ted Bergeron

Currently, I work in an "all Microsoft shop". We are issued Windows 10 machines. So using the built-in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a great way to practice using Linux. Microsoft's Visual Studio Code now available on Linux and macOS. So you could use the same editor on Windows or Linux. But generally speaking, we do most of our work in Windows.

Now that Microsoft has embraced Linux servers we are migrating a lot of our cloud apps to Linux servers. So I agree it's good to be very comfortable with Linux.