re: What’s your Computer Environment? VIEW POST


Something I've noticed in more recent times is that I'm apparently the oddball out. I don't actually run any development software on my local computer other than text editor / IDE. All actual execution of code happens on remote machines. So in this sense, "the OS has 'blah' feature!" means absolutely nothing to me. I can jump between desktop, laptop, workstation at work, doesn't matter, and I'm still just using the same IDEs to remote into the same servers.

Now, what are these servers!? Headless FreeBSD boxes! Some are full blown multi-CPU Xeon systems, others are ARM based systems like Raspberry Pis. I test code on a variety of hardware to try to understand what the experiences of users would be who cannot afford a 2018 MacBook Pro ;)

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