Developers: XCode / Eclipse on 4Gb Working Ok?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by loslosbaby, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. loslosbaby macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Hiya! I'm a developer, and I am doing both Android, regular java, and iPhone. I currently use a MBP17, the last of the pre-unibody ones (which you see in movies like crazy it seems like). Its 2.5GHz/4Gb/320Gb high-rez.

    I'm looking for basically what it comes down is "more mobile invulnerability"...that is, I don't NEED a macbook air, but I have a service (time and temperature phone device, the forecast section) I need to support and this whole thought process got started with "get a netbook and carry it around"...but I'd like to remain in the sanity bubble of "I only have one machine".

    So, I'm considering the ultimate 13" + 27" ACD combo.

    Are any developers running anything like this mix:
    - Eclipse or XCode (but not both)
    - Firefox
    - Safari at same time when doing iPhone dev
    - Terminal
    - TextEdit
    - Mail / Skype / iTunes

    Just wondering if that combo is working both in terms of memory/swap, and also in terms of "I'm in some cafe and have to do a little debug, and a one-line fix" type of scenario.

    Thanks MR!

  2. nephilim7 macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2008
    I use all of the above with 2g...

    even when I do swap the ssd/NAND/whatever makes it damned fast.

    don't underestimate those machines. My main is a core i7 17" mbp and it's been getting less and less use...

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