Debian vs Ubuntu : Which one should I use as default OS for development?

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The thing I like about Debian-stable is that it runs updates occasionally. Hence, it is statistically less likely to breakdown. Ubuntu updates a little too frequently for my taste. On the other hand, I have found that it is easier to install things in Ubuntu as compared to Debian. I still use Debian with gnome3 as my primary OS for the simplicity and reliability.