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react-guy
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Can anyone explain to me how is it possible that some devs like to work on macos?

This feels like a punishment to me. Every time.

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  • 8
    why? it runs on unix and thus has bash/zsh terminal just like on linux and on top of that it runs the Adobe products.
  • 6
    Idk man. I used Linux and windows for a really long time, but as soon as I switched to Mac, it’s all ponies and unicorns now, it’s like a bliss
  • 4
    Why would other devs liking to work on Mac make it a punishment to you? You are free to choose what you want
  • 1
    bling bling developer @uyouthe 😄
  • 4
    I like to work on my macbook pro, 13 inch no external monitor. Works same speed since 5 years no matter how many shitty software I open in it ( got 8gb ram). Got backup out of the box. Free updates, didn’t lost more then an hour during those 5 years to maintain this os so I like it very much.

    But yeah use whatever you’re comfortable with, we’re not living in prison.
  • 1
    @heyheni maybe oneplus would like to manufacture a proper watch bracelet for me? For fucks sake
  • 6
    I am saying the same for Windows
  • 1
    @asgs I was referring to myself using it. I don't care what other dev use. I just don't understand how they can like it...

    I'm mostly using macos for xcode. And xcode is shit compared to other IDEs. Maybe that is why...
  • 1
    I'm heavily invested in tiling WMs, otherwise I'll easily consider macOS as a (good) viable alternative. Until then I'll continue using arch.
  • 0
    @react-guy
    I use Xcode and mostly all products from jetbrains. Love both
  • 0
    @react-guy Why you're using xcode to dev? You can use just xcode build tools and use any IDE you like?
  • 4
    MacOS is great for development. Or at least the development I do. On any operating system, there is no better terminal emulator than iTerm2, in my opinion. As the vast majority of the work I do is with vim and git on remote servers, the excellence of iterm is obvious every day. With command launching and clipboard handling with Alfred, along with API testing and query building with Paw, MacOS is almost without peer for both development and system administration, for me.
  • 0
    Agreed. I find it highly unintuitive and fucking annoying to work with. But hey, to each their own.
  • 3
    I the end if you work in this industry you should strive to be as platform agnostic as possible.
  • 1
    I hate macos but once worked on it for two weeks and I would say that it is kinda usable.
  • 1
    You get a unix-like workstation that is guaranteed to run the software for which it is build in a pretty acceptable manner. Everything you can do in terms of web and mobile development can be done in it with damn near complete closeness to how you would do it on a Linux distro.
    The ui might not be as intuitive to some, and it can't be changed like we can do on Linux, that is somewhat annoying to me, it is my believe that if you own a machine then you should be able to modify as much as you can.

    Xcode is shit though, its a 50/50 that you get a somewhat decent but still crappy experience or a full on shit experience as a whole, no in between really. But other than that these are great computers for what they are made to do, development or just as a general computer.

    I don't like the price though. Still own 3
  • 1
    Imagine a linux, but you can open ms office, adobe apps, and other enterprise apps.

    Hmmm the beauty of hackintosh 😊
  • 0
    @volttide well enjoy it while you still can with the new chips coming 🙈
  • 0
    My only complaint was not being able to use gdb but aside from that I was able to do some light android dev, web dev, and now I’m doing iOS dev relatively harmlessly. I love iterm and everything is snappy. Absolutely loathed dev on my Windows machine sometimes because it was windows and other times because it was really old but my mbp is my go to dev device
  • 2
    I'd like to read some arguments why mac os is so bad allegedly.
    99% seem to just hate it because it's different and not what they are used to and it's from Apple.
  • 1
    I was confused until I saw you say you use Xcode. Now it makes sense.
    Yeah dont use Xcode unless you are doing native iOS dev.
    Worst IDE Ive ever used. And Ive used Eclipse.
  • 1
    @LLAMS you got it, iOS dev 😟
    Funny, I used eclipse too, and I added the exact same sentence that you used in my xcode review 😅
  • 1
    @Lensflare honestly, you're right.
    The simple fact that the ctrl key is actually the Mac key is highly annoying.
    The keyboard has no [ or { printed (at least for the fr version)
    The terminal is not working the same way...

    But actually, all of that is an habit issue. I guess it is the multiple switches from one OS to another per day that makes it an awful experience.

    That, and the fact that FFS APPLE WHY CAN'T WE BUILD SOFTWARE FROM ANOTHER OS ???
  • 0
    There seem to be a lot of people who favor the pointer/mouse/trackpad in their desktop navigation on Mac. I assume these same people would do the same on any other operating system's desktop. I see lots of project managers and other old people using the dock to launch, switch, and resummon apps. This can look flashy, but I agree with previous comments that this is unintuitive and slow. This is not at all how I use MacOS, and if you do, you're missing out on the system's power.
  • 3
    @bahua I love the Apple trackpad not so much for using the dock (I never touch it) but more for the fluidity and gesture support. I use fullscreen apps mostly so swiping to switch between windows is very handy.
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    @LLAMS

    Agreed. I'm a big fan of mission control.
  • 1
    @bahua first thing I did was make the dock auto hide 😅😅
  • 1
    @ShahriyarRulez

    I resize it down to as small as it'll go.
  • 1
    ...and auto hide.
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