I eventually managed to nag, beg, and whine my way to 8gb; so far none of my dev coworkers have succeeded in this.
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Well I did, since I also have my development SQL servers running on my labtop, I need the memory the keep the data HOT Its not for showing of.
And what does 20 Gb of RAM even cost today, almost nothing, so why not
The most expensive thing is the SSD overpriced if you ask me.
With great code, comes great complexity, so keep it simple stupid...
I can get as much as I like.
I have to share with my colleagues though, who have a virtual workplace on the same machine.
I recently got a bit extra, because I do all the heavy work
I believe (yes, I am not sure, hardware never really was my thing) it is 4GB at the moment, which is the same as I have at home.
I actually find that clever. Most of us programmers are just small nerds inside. Having a big bad computer makes us all warm and fuzzy inside. Hence we get happy and therefore a lot more efficient/constructive.
Hardware costs are nothing compared to the extra development time generated by frustrated programmers (come one, do you really take time to find the best approaches when you have to swear over your computer every day?).
Absolutely - I guess this was also the idea my boss had. Maybe I should mention that he himself is a programmer - and a nerd. He always has the lates iPad, iPhone, the biggest Mac etc.. And he thinks that if we want to create good code we should have everything we need. And honestly, if you compare the costs of a 27'' Mac with 16GB to the costs of a 'normal' PC you will find room for a lot of memory.
My colleagues are also happy - one has a nice SSD, he compiles now 10 times faster, another one has a second 27'' display attached to his 27'' Mac and so on..
And the result is in deed: We all are happy and have a lot of fun doing our work
(I used to have such a Mac, but since I do mainly Windows development my boss 'allowed' me to change).
I agree - that could be fun. Personally I need a small truck to transport my laptop - and a trailer for the power supply which is almost just as heavy as the laptop itself...
I blame myself for wanting 17 inches (screen size that is) - 14 had been more than enough seeing that I'm using an external monitor anyway.
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