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Hello,
I would like to buy a MacBook Pro ( after the keynote ;-) ) but before that i need some advise...
I always code with Linux and some friends have a mac and told me java really sucks on their machine (G5, 1gb RAM, ... & tiger ).
Can you give me some personal experience about that? Your configuration? I know some of you develop with Mac ( like Bert )...
Thanks
arno
ps: best wishes for the new year...

[ December 29, 2006: Message edited by: Arno Reper ]
 
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Hey Arno,

I'm pretty sure I don't press the boundaries too hard, and so everything I've tried works great. Again, I know this is a subset of what you might want to do, but here are the things I've done, Java-wise on my poor old, tired Powerbook:

- All the J2SE testing for HF Java, and K&B (both 1.4 and 5.0)
- All the Servlets and JSP work for HF Servlets, using Tomcat
- Work on the SCMAD exam using the Windows simulator and the Wireless toolkit. (It was slow, but it worked, and I think a lot has changed since then to make it faster.)
- Also, some standard Swing and AWT stuff.

- Kathy did all of her work for HF EJB on her PowerBook - and the Sun R.I. (at the time).

Being a luddite by nature, I haven't played around with very many IDEs, but the little bit I have done has given me no trouble.

I'm not a huge Unix expert, but everything I've ever wanted to do in the terminal has been great, and sure a lot nicer than an MS-DOS prompt window

hth,

Bert
 
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Originally posted by Arno Reper:
...some friends have a mac and told me java really sucks on their machine (G5, 1gb RAM, ... & tiger )...


What problems are they having?
 
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Thanks for your answers...
@marc :
It cann't be slower...lol
I saw it...its terrible but they aren't Java fans...their true love is Objectif-C...so I don't know how they install or configure it
[ December 29, 2006: Message edited by: Arno Reper ]
 
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I use a MacBook Pro for developing a large scale web application. I have had no issues with Java functionality or performance.

When I need to test the app in IE on XP, I boot XP in a copy of Parallels, and then take great pleasure in closing it when done testing.
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Thanks a lot,
I hope my next posts 'll be with my new MBP ;-)
 
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