Indeed and I believe it is the main reason some businesses and developers are reluctant to support or embrace Linux and its ecosystem. That is particularly so where there is no guarantee of a return on the effort required to keep up with the shifting sands.
No different from Mac or Windows based developmenthippy wrote: ↑Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:47 pmIndeed and I believe it is the main reason some businesses and developers are reluctant to support or embrace Linux and its ecosystem. That is particularly so where there is no guarantee of a return on the effort required to keep up with the shifting sands.
The worst part is when businesses and developers get the blame for their software not working when it was some change outside their control which caused that software to break, or it's something outside their control which is broken.
I believe it is different for Windows. Microsoft has gone to great lengths to maintain backwards compatibility. I have VB6 programs compiled for XP which still run unchanged on Windows 7 and 10.
Which is an odd statement to me given you said "A major issue for the beginner and seasoned pro alike is the endless change", "I see no end in sight to this chaotic, frustration inducing, churn", and "Be prepared to a struggle".
Really?I have generally found windows development and deployment a LOT easier than anything I've done on Unix.
I wasn't intending to single anyone out. I agree that one should use the tools best suited to the task at hand. And yes, Vi or Vim has been a reliable constant since the very beginning... Should I be concerned about the ARM architecture based on it's foreign origins and now ownership? Hope not.Heater wrote: ↑Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:26 pmSome have labeled me an MS "hater" over the years. I don't see it that way. I have for a long time argued that it's perhaps not wise to put all your eggs into one basket. A basket owned by a single corporation in a foreign country.
Just now I'm a very happy user of MS Visual Studio Code. On Windows, on Linux, on the Pi. There is always Vim if that becomes problematic.