I love the iPad design and I would like to write some programs for myself and daughters, possibly some things for work too. I do not want to spend a lot of cash and would prefer something portable that I could plug into a larger monitor whenever I wanted to do any real work/programming. I do not mind code taking some time to compile, but I want it to work for any/all programming tools too. What can you recommend? I know CL is an option but would I be missing out on some of the requirements for software? OS version for instance. What should I look out for if I go that route, as I assume used is better than new if on a budget. If I ever develop anything worthwhile I know I will be able to upgrade. Thank you!!! ahead of time for any recommendations. PS I have some knowledge concerning programming on the PC; therefore, with a medium to work, patience and a stubborn will, I hope to be a success.