Web App Dev & OS X programming hardware need?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by SSkky Reader, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. SSkky Reader macrumors newbie

    SSkky Reader

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    Feb 12, 2009
    #1
    Hello,

    I Need to know if a Macbook Air or Pro, would be enough for heavy Web App developing & OS X Applications?

    My usage will be the following:

    • CSS,HTML,XHTML, AJAX, JAVA, PHP
    • PHOTOSHOP CS4 & **ILLUSTRATOR (maybe)
    • For programming ALL things for the OS X platform.

    The Photoshop usage is what's making this a somewhat difficult decision between the two. Whatever hardware I decide & get advice on I will be getting the SSD's 128 (for the Air) & the 256 (for the Pro)... Towards December I'll be purchasing the new imac but in the mean time what portable would any of you recommend??... As far as usage goes, basically 8hrs a day will be dedicated to this. So I'm very serious.

    Thanks ahead of time for any input,

    SSkky
     
  2. rdowty macrumors 6502a

    rdowty

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    Oct 5, 2008
    #3
    If you are doing any work in virtual machines get the Pro. If you aren't you could probably use an Air but the Pro would probably still be a better choice especially one with a 15" screen (or larger).
     
  3. clemsonhomerun macrumors newbie

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    Jul 11, 2009
    #4
    macbook pro

    i got a macbook pro 17" and have been using it for 2-3 years. Web Development is all i do and it's held up fine....though i would recommend a few external monitors if you plan on doing heavy app development. Spaces is cool, but i still like to spread it out a little....
     

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