re: Your powerful dev computer is your weakness. VIEW POST


Making sure your software works on low end devices is important but I don't think crippling your development platform is the way to get there.

I have issues with swapping and running out of memory with 16 GB of ram. I don't know how I'd get by with 4. Developing requires running a lot more software than your end users will. Builds already take a considerable amount of time and I rather not slow it down more.


Yeah, I feel the same. But it also depends on what kind of software we write. If running 2 instances of Visual Studio, 1 of Android Studio, 1 each of Firefox and Chrome and SSMS is your requirement (I've had to do various combinations of these apps), then 4 GB won't cut it. But the author's laptop would be plenty for ssh'ing into a server and using terminal based programs.

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