PHP Web Development?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by frocco, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. frocco macrumors 6502

    frocco

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    #1
    Hello,

    Can you code PHP web apps on an iPad2?
    Or would it be better to buy a cheap laptop?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    Yes, and yes.

    You can use Gusto or similar on your iPad to edit php files on a server (sort of, that is, you download them, edit them and upload them again). Just fine for making a small tweak on the go, IMO, but for real development you're better off with a small laptop, full keyboard (easier typing and access to special characters), your text editor of choice (mine's Coda) and the possibility to run MAMP or similar for local/offline development, too.
     
  3. rhp2424 macrumors regular

    rhp2424

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    I've been using Textastic and I've been very pleased with it. I use it with clients during meetings to make minor adjustments, but for whole projects you'll probably find yourself at least wanting an external keyboard.
     
  4. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

    frocco

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