Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2017 16:42 UTC
Apple

In the summer of 2017, I wanted to know what it would be like to use an iPad Pro as my main computer. I found out that it can actually work, thanks to an iOS app called Blink, an SSH replacement called Mosh, iOS 11 and running stuff on a server.

You could argue the title is a tad bit misleading - there's a lot of thin client DNA in his setup - but it's an interesting look at how to achieve this, nonetheless.

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RE: That's a lot of work....
by Troels on Fri 27th Oct 2017 15:42 UTC in reply to "That's a lot of work...."
Troels
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2005-07-11

My thought exactly...

Actually not totally unlike how my setup would look in the mid to late 90s, a screen filled with terminals. But i would rather change profession than go back to developing without an IDE

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RE[2]: That's a lot of work....
by woegjiub on Tue 31st Oct 2017 01:53 in reply to "RE: That's a lot of work...."
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

You're rather underestimating the power of (neo)vim.

Everything you can do in an IDE, I get in vim.

Omnicompletion ("intellisense") with deep language and context integration, asynchronous linting/compilation, task management, git integration, definition jumping and refactoring, advanced templating and snippet construction...

First thing I do any time I'm forced to use an IDE (Android Studio etc.) is install vim emulation and get frustrated at how little they can do.

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