My Development Setup

I’ve seen a lot of developers share their workspaces and their dev setup. They’re usually really nice and include their offices as well as their computers.

I don’t have an incredible setup, or an office for that matter, but I thought I’d share my minimalist setup that I used to code RxCalc and the Fresno Grizzlies App.

My Development Setup 2011Most of my development life has been spent on Windows and I’ve always used as much horsepower as I could get. When I started doing iOS development I didn’t have a computer, but my wife did. She has a white 13-inch MacBook. When I ordered if for her I upgraded it to 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive and it’s proven to be plenty good enough to develop iOS applications. She uses it during the day, I get it at night and on the weekends. Not a bad deal, and we’ve only managed to consume 100GB of the 320GB drive.

So, yes, that’s right. I actually use my wife’s MacBook to develop iOS applications, and I hope to use it soon to develop a new Mac Application.

One of these days I hope to actually buy a 15-inch MacBook Pro of my own. Until then, this’ll do just fine.

By Rob Fahrni

Husband / Father / Developer