Development Hardware and Tools
Issue: 12.2 (March/April 2014)
Author: Paul Lefebvre
Author Bio: Paul Lefebvre is the Xojo Developer Evangelist. He has developed software professionally for almost 20 years and has been using Xojo and prior versions since 2001.
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Last time I talked about operating system platform updates. This time I want to talk a bit about development hardware.
Evaluate Your Hardware
These days more people buy laptops than desktops. I suppose that makes sense as laptops can be more useful and practical than a desktop that is chained to a specific location. But I still prefer working from a desktop.
Being a software developer usually requires having decent hardware, so here are some things to consider when upgrading or looking at a new computer.
The single biggest improvement you can make to your computer is to replace its standard spinning hard drive with a solid state drive (SSD). An SSD is fast and quiet. And it's not just a
littlefaster than a hard drive. It is easily ten times faster! And it's not just a little quieter. It is completely silent.
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