Is Developing on a Mac easier


#1

so i’ve noticed that most android developers seem to do their work on Macs. At i/o, most presentations were done on a mac. And everyone there was walking around with their macbooks. Is there a reason why OSX makes writing code easier?


#2

Not as far as I know. There’s a strong general preference for Macs in the professional developer community as a whole, though.


#3

It is not that it makes writing code easier, it is just that it provides a superior and pleasant computing environment.


#4

And if you do need to develop on Windows, you can have a virtual machine (Parallels, VMWare etc) that is WAYYYY easier to reinstall/reboot/etc than an actual hardware PC. It’s the best of both worlds- Mac most of the time, Win only when you need to use it, all on 1 computer.