iPad iPad2 for programming quesitons

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SuperMiguel, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. SuperMiguel macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    So im on my last semester of college, and taking few programming classes, one will require C and the other one will require python... and i was wondering if i could use my iPad2 to do this... there is an app named Codepad never used it, but it seems that it would let me compile python and C...

    Any of you use your ipad for programming? Any suggestion on keyboard and app???
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    There is Pythonista. Codepad is for website stuff.

    You will do a lot better with an actual computer, especially when you're in the process of learning. These apps will have an extra bar to deal with typical keys you would use, and there's also ProType, but you need to get efficient writing code on a standard keyboard before jumping into it on the iPad.
  3. SuperMiguel, Jan 8, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015

    SuperMiguel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    Well im not learning anymore, last semester :) and im very efficient at writing on a keyboard, i work as a programmer, my main problem is carrying that 6lb laptop around im too old for it :( (only 26 but old and lazy)..

    Ill look at Pythonista... Any recommendation on a app to write C code?
  4. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    You couldn't pay me enough to code on a computer without a proper keyboard and mouse for navigating/selecting text, especially while learning the language still (and the learning never really stops!)

    +1 for actual computer, or at least a Surface-type thing that supports USB devices, mouse, external monitor, split-screen, etc.
  5. brentmore macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2002
    No way would I use an iPad for serious coding. It might be good for whipping up and testing a few lines of Python, but I wouldn't use it for anything beyond that.
  6. SuperMiguel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    im also thinking about setting up a remote server and just ssh to it... something like https://www.linode.com

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