Developer's Mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Koreos, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Koreos macrumors member

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    I am a newbie to developing, and I was wondering which laptop is best to develop with. I am interested mainly in objective c, java and cocoa, but must be able to work with c++, etc.

    I guess I'm afraid of getting a 2.4 MB with 4GB RAM and find out that I won't be able to do those things...

    Thanks
     
  2. phannon666 macrumors regular

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    Theres not even a need to spec up to 4GB, you'll be fine coding on any of the entry level machines these days I believe. C'mon, I know Java has a reputation to chew memory, but its not _that_ bad:)
     
  3. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    As a beginning developer, you want an iMac 24" plus a second 24" monitor (brand doesn't matter very much). Once your codebase goes over a few million lines of code, you'll want to switch to a MacPro ;)
     
  4. Koreos thread starter macrumors member

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    Heh, yeah 24" iMac would be great and probably the next desktop I will buy, but I need a laptop for now :p (starting college, small budget)

    Thanks for the answers
     
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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  6. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    Why is that? :D
     
  7. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    definatly... they will keep you going for while before you need to upgrade or update
     

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