Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by Rushdie, Nov 2, 2011.
I must confess to being a bit of an iPad convert...
When they first came out, I thought it was just a yuppy toy - or a big iphone with no phone capabilities!
Then, after the iPad2 came out I looked closer... Since I spend my entire life either coding or online with SEO tools, I thought an iPad may come in use in my home office.
And sure enough... once you've had one for a few weeks, you'll never want to be without one.
So... I haven't moved my coding to the iPad yet, but I could definitely use one (as long as I had a keyboard) and a decent editor, since most of my code is php/web-based anyway.
Good read. I'm also considering getting an iPad to take when meeting clients.
i hope flash dies.
but for development i think ipad is not a good choice. no support for multiple monitors and low resolution.
He could have very well used a netbook! Ipad is overpriced!
Absolutely! I certainly wouldn't give up my main dev workstation...
I had to go back to just 2 monitors for a day last week when a gfx card died - God... I couldn't believe how much it slowed me down. I'm used to a 4-screen development environment...
Room to s-t-r-e-t-c-h - o-u-t!
And as you say: FLASH R.I.P.
That was a pretty good read to be fair , But i dont think the iPad is suited to this sort of stuff.
While I would never have just an Ipad for programming, I completely agree with principal of living in the cloud.
I switched to a netbook this year (best decision ever!), took off windows and installed Ubuntu. At home I setup a dual monitor display (easier to code on a big monitor).
In regards to Windows, I don't find the need to run it locally. I have 2 Windows VPS's that run everything for me Just RDP in whenever I need something.
^ For those of you who are really cheap, and don't want to shell out for a Windows VPS, there is an alternative:
- Get a cheap dedicated (with 2GB+ ram)
- Install a headless linux distro (no desktop installed)
- Install Virtualbox
- Install PhpVirualbox (http://code.google.com/p/phpvirtualbox/)
- Load an Iso and launch a few instances of Windows while still having a GUI interface for controlling the VM's
- To keep resources low, install TinyXP (easily runs with 512mb)
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