Fast enough for the job is all you need. I basically chose my current spec ( 2 gHz, 512 MB RAM ) as minimum, because I won't go backwards, but I must admit that the geek factor is the only thing that keeps me upgrading, my AMD 700 with 700 odd MB of RAM ran .NET just fine.
No offense, but I don't really want to encourage the creation of another VB developer.
- Larry Antram 22 Oct 2002
C# will attract all comers, where VB is for IT Journalists and managers - Michael
P Butler 05-12-2002
Again, you can screw up a C/C++ program just as easily as a VB program. OK, maybe not
as easily, but it's certainly doable. - Jamie Nordmeyer - 15-Nov-2002
A big monitor is usefull, when developing (even for laptops).
Because additionally to the gui of the programm you are developing you need access to the toolbars of your developer-ide, dont you?
# THIS CODE AND INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED
# "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY
# KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
# INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE
# IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
# AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Thats why a dual monitor system is a must have, espcially if you are developing custom paint code in your application or with DirectX, it will allow you to step through your code, without interupting your program.
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kokie wrote: however, that is not good,if the machine is for developing software,since it can encourage the writting of bad code.
Only if the developer is stupid.
Just because my software should work on a PII 200 Mhz running Win98 does not mean I want to run VC on such a computer. My whole life would be waiting for it to compile...
Test on slower computers, and develop on the fastest
I follow a simple rule. Never have a faster machine at the office than at home! Why? Cuz getting used to a fast machine paid by someone else makes me want to spend my own money to match it. If you aren't using it you don't miss it.