For me, personally, I give IntelliJ about 8-10GB of RAM easily (out of my 16GB present on this machine).
I don’t mind it hogging so many resources if it makes me 5-10x more productive at refactoring—something that I do every 2-5 minutes because I practice proper TDD.
It’s good ROI, I think.
Actually, If I had to give it 60GB, I’d do that as well. I’m quite happy it’s not there yet, though ;)
Haha, on my Pixelbook, I car 8 gigs. When running a Linux VM, I think I have 4 split off. On my old laptop, it shows 6, which boggles my mind, but yeah.
Your reasoning is exactly why I still do use it on my workstation, though! It really is extremely useful.
On my laptop I give it a bit less memory, that's it. That prevents me from opening 4 projects at the same time, but I guess it's alright.
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