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Is Windows Good for Developers Again? - A Review by a Senior Software Engineer

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Hello chaps, I am the QuanticDev, a senior software engineer with a decade of experience. I have started my development career with Windows back in middle school. I mostly did PHP back then, along with some basic C/C++ using Borland C++ Builder 6, and it worked out great! However, since then, Windows became the underdog of software development. With the power of free and open-source software, Linux has taken over the server world. The easiest way to write server-side apps that target Linux is to use a Unix based system like macOS or Linux, and not Windows! In addition, Windows never had a great package manager. There were attempts like Chocolatey or Scoop, but they are no match to Homebrew on macOS or 10 different package managers found on Linux systems. Now that we have the second version of Windows Subsystem for Linux, as well as the shiny new Windows Package Manager called “winget”, did the tables turn? Let’s find out.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnHGGmLMKO0
Article: https://quanticdev.com/articles/is-windows-good-for-developers

Outline of this video/article:

  • Overview
  • Windows Package Manager (winget)
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2)
  • Downsides of WSL and winglet
  • Is Window with WSL 2 and winget a Worthy Developer OS?

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QuanticDev. Senior software engineer and the developer of several popular projects.


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