Would this be good for someone to learn coding on?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Ghost31, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

    Ghost31

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    i sold my MacBook Pro awhile back and am completely laptop less right now but the new MacBook looks dead sexy. I'm thinking about getting one when the next update is out and starting to learn coding.

    Think this would be a good laptop for me?
     
  2. seong macrumors 65816

    seong

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    I've been using this machine as a web development purposes and some app development using Xcode, and I can tell you that learning coding (nothing heavy) will be perfectly fine on rMB.
     
  3. Ghost31 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Ghost31

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    That's hugely reassuring. Thanks. Looks like I'll be picking one up when the next update comes around!
     
  4. seong macrumors 65816

    seong

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    Glad that I can help :)
    You can always return it and get a rMBP (as this may be even more appealing with redesign & USB C update) so it's a win win for you!
     
  5. tigerduck macrumors newbie

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    I'm working with Python and mySQL (and Maya) and it works very, very well for this.
    But as beginner, most of your learning projects will be small, regardless of language, and the rMB should have no problems handling it.

    The only thing I wouldn't do with it is learning how to develop games like in Unity 3D or Unreal 4 (e.g. using Blueprints). But even that it may handle if complexity is low.
     
  6. meboy macrumors regular

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    No. The screen is way too small.
    Spaces helps but is hindered by performance on the RMB.
     
  7. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    Depending on what is meant by "coding" you can learn plenty on a raspberry pi.
     

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