I was recently asked about what kind of computer I use to develop Missing e.
The answer is: a Mac.
I find too many people expect to find developers working away on a Windows (or maybe Linux) computer. That’s not always the case! Don’t forget that OS X is a Unix-based operating system with a lot going on under the pretty, pretty interface.
Missing e is developed on a MacBook and tested for all browsers on Mac, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux machines.
I did my thesis research on a MacBook, too. We’re talking low-level system coding here. I would have wanted to shoot myself doing that on a Windows box.
I work for a custom software solutions company that uses macs exclusively for development.
My desktop at work is a mac, but I do all my coding in a remote shell.