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I-Snail - Gitpod is about three times faster than my i9 Mac

Gernot Glawe
Passionate about AWS, serverless and social systems
・1 min read

Just checking gitpod.io.

Trying aws CDK 2.0 with go...

Just look at these numbers:

MacBook Pro 2019 Intel 8 Core i9

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This go test needs about 11 seconds.

GitPod (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU)

Gitpod

This is the same command on a gitpod (free version) - 3.8 seconds!

Some time is wasted on the sophos engine running on the mac.. but 3 times faster is really fast!

Or - please not - is it that linux is so much more efficient? And don`t talk about GO alone, this is CDK, so there is some Node.JS in the background too!

What are your experiences?

Thanks

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Wilhelm Erasmus

I've been using GitPod for a while and it is amazing. Personally, I use it for the speed impact since I run a Pixelbook as essentially an overpowered thin client.
The primary speed increase for me is to be able to spin up a clean environment and have it ready-to-go in a matter of minutes; super cool stuff!