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Do you use MacBook Pro for Java development?

 
John Bevel
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Hi,

last week I decided to try to continue to develop Java projects on my older MacBook Pro 2015 13" (8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 2.6 GHz i5). My former setup which I used for 7 years was Ubuntu desktop with some quite average hardware (i5 + 16GB RAM). After one week I can say, I like macOS very much, something needed to be tuned up as shortcuts, terminal issues and so on, but in general I have been getting used to it more and more.

However, when opening my project in IntelliJ which consists of 200k lines of code, things are getting a bit slower. Running 3 Spring applications + Wildfly makes compiling slower than on desktop. Executing spring application - on desktop 6 seconds, on MacBook 13 seconds. I have never thought that I would develop on MBP at all, that's why it has so low-end hardware... I am thinking about getting either MBP 15" 2015 with i7+16GB RAM or Lenovo and getting back to Ubuntu.

My question is, does somebody here develop larger Java applications on MacBook Pro in IntelliJ? And those who have 2016 version, is touchbar making you less or more effective? I am really not a fan of touchbar, they fck up the whole MacBook with that thing (with lack of ports including).
 
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John,
Welcome to CodeRanch! I use a MacBook Pro for development with 16GB of RAM. Remaining specs here. I'm happy with it.

You are correct that 8GB isn't enough for Eclipse or IntelliJ.
 
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Yes, I do. And agree with Jeanne. 16GB needed for running IDEs and other tools.
 
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16GB on my MacBook Pro, too. I'll be going on my third MacBook refresh this year. Once you go Mac, there's no going back.
 
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Well, I'm on Mac too, but with 8GB. And not swearing or even close to, but I'm not using IntelliJ. IntelliJ indexing your source code once you open the module/project, might that causes a bit of a lag, but that I'd expect even with 16GB of RAM.

Yeah, MacOS is UNIX stability with great UX.
 
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Is it Mac OS that requires so much memory? Because my Windows machine has no trouble with 8GB, not even with a virtual machine running. That said, I use Eclipse, not IntelliJ.
 
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I run a lot of stuff!
 
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