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What is your development machine?

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by Razasharp, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

    Mine used to be a Mac Pro (the most powerful machine I have ever owned). Now it is a tiny Macbook Air - incredible little thing! I love the freedom it gives you - I got tired of being chained to the desk all the time and took a gamble on it - not regretted it at all!
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2014
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  2. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    I use a 21.5-inch iMac.
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  3. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    MacBook Pro here but prior to that I had a Core i3 basic laptop. You don't need much power to develop web stuff; but of course it is nicer to have more if possible. I upgraded my MBP to a SSD and it has 8GB of RAM.
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  4. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    Mac mini atm, planning to get make a budget gaming rig for 1K and use 4K monitor from seiki and install hackintosh on it! :p
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  5. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    Pentium Dual Core T4200. 2GB RAM.

    ps: It's a laptop
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  6. Adrian Schneider

    Adrian Schneider Active Member

    I'm back and forth between a powerful workstation, and a crappy laptop. It has trained me to use resources effectively... I work exclusively out of a terminal (vim/tmux/zsh, etc.) so I can utilize the workstation's power remotely when needed.

    i7 3700
    16GB of RAM
    Ubuntu 12.04
    Two 1920x1080 monitors

    Dual 2.2GHz
    3GB of RAM
    Ubuntu 12.04
    1920x1080 display
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  7. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

    I used MacVim for a while (http://astonj.com/tech/vim-for-ruby-rails-and-a-sexy-theme/) but am back on text mate 2 for now. Partly because after a reformat nodetree stopped playing and I needed to get some stuff done urgently - must say I kinda like TM2, thing I miss most from vim is split screens - I'd often have several files open at once.
  8. Adrian Schneider

    Adrian Schneider Active Member

    Vim is pretty great. Unfortunately it requires getting used to a few oddities and treating your config. as another development project. That could be good or bad, based on how you treat your computer. My original reason for switching was my laptop couldn't efficiently run Eclipse. The workstation, sure, just dedicate a few GB to the JVM and it flies. Couldn't go back now though.

    Somewhat unrelated, but it's amazing the solutions you find when you are under constraints. More power is not always the best answer.
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  9. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    15" MacBook Pro (2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 with 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM and 960GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD).
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