‘The iPad Pro as main computer for programming’

This is a good post if your workflow already revolves around tools designed to run in the terminal and you’re interested in using the iPad Pro as your main computer.

I’ve experimented with this sort of thing in the past, and whilst it’s not realistic for me to use an iPad as my day-to-day machine — I need Sketch, Xcode and decent dev tooling for a start — I can certainly see why others are drawn to the idea.

One of the cons mentioned is the monthly cost of a server. It’s worth remembering that you don’t have to rent a server to have this kind of setup; you can keep a box running at home and log into that instead. When I was playing around with this stuff I was just SSHing straight into the Hackintosh that is my daily driver.

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