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i haven't had any issue with any of the creative suite apps and im running CS5.5

dreamweaver runs smooth like butter for me.
 
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I'm developing (well, hacking a shitty site up :p ) in PHP on hackintosh with Coda and it's pretty cool. I've installed apache, mysql etc with MacPort. So far so good.

The only problem is my shitty crappy (but cheap) Logitech ultraflat keyboard.
It would need remapping, it's noisy, and its ugly.

I'm gonna change to an apple one soon.

But yeah, developing on mac with coda is a pleasure (I used to use Notepad++ & wampserver on windows 7 before)
 
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I really enjoy Espresso 2. It makes coding for the web really enjoyable and attractive. It has CSSEdit built in which is a fantastic tool for creating CSS and altering style sheets on the fly.
In tandem with Espresso, I've been using LayerCake (also by MacRabbit), to export my images from a photoshop file. No slicing and dicing. It's great!

I've tried CODA and it is very nice. Especially, with the documentation built in. Dreamweaver is a dump and truly hurts my eye when it is loaded up; way too bloated.
 
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Davethedog said:
I really enjoy Espresso 2. It makes coding for the web really enjoyable and attractive. It has CSSEdit built in which is a fantastic tool for creating CSS and altering style sheets on the fly.
In tandem with Espresso, I've been using LayerCake (also by MacRabbit), to export my images from a photoshop file. No slicing and dicing. It's great!

I've tried CODA and it is very nice. Especially, with the documentation built in. Dreamweaver is a dump and truly hurts my eye when it is loaded up; way too bloated.
LayerCake sound interesting.. I will have a look into that. :thumbup:
 
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I am planning to build a "hack" to learn Web Dev on this platform. I was a web app dev for the last 11 years, but now since I am laid off after 22 of IT, I want to see what a Mac or a "Hack" can do. I was in a team developing a huge web app with Struts and Apache Tomcat on Unix. However, most of my individual development was done on a PC using Eclipse and running the web app server on the Unix box, but debugging on Eclipse on my PC. I hope I can do the same on the "Hack" or Mac. Let me know if all these things are possible on a "Hack" or Mac. Thanks.
 
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snugglez64 said:
Davethedog said:
I really enjoy Espresso 2. It makes coding for the web really enjoyable and attractive. It has CSSEdit built in which is a fantastic tool for creating CSS and altering style sheets on the fly.
In tandem with Espresso, I've been using LayerCake (also by MacRabbit), to export my images from a photoshop file. No slicing and dicing. It's great!

I've tried CODA and it is very nice. Especially, with the documentation built in. Dreamweaver is a dump and truly hurts my eye when it is loaded up; way too bloated.
LayerCake sound interesting.. I will have a look into that. :thumbup:
I used to love Espresso and I liked Espresso 2. I found that the company is friendly, but they really don't want to do things properly sometimes. When Espresso 2 was launched, I found about a dozen serious bugs and they still haven't fixed most of them. I got tired of having my SFTP connections stop working and I most certainly got tired of Apple-Delete being assigned to frickin' file deletion even though every other text editor on the Mac uses it for delete to start of line. Another one that kills me is QuickPublish which seems convenient until you start saving files that have no business being saved to a remote server and there is no way to stop them (except to stop using QP). They just don't seem interested in fixing these things, which are show-stoppers for me.

Oh, and they just don't have decent support for SASS or LESS. They refuse to make their own plugins to support them, so, as a dev that relies on these things, it sucked.

Enter Sublime Text 2, it does everything I want and more OOTB and you can add new functionality in about 10 seconds (literally) with a flick of your wrist (well, by pressing CMD-SHIFT-P anyway =)

Now that Sublime Text 2 and Coda 2 are out, I suspect that Espresso will just milk this product until there's just no one left using it and then fade away.

Also, for front-end devs on the Mac OS X, you should certainly check out CodeKit: incident57.com/codekit/. Its a pretty nice bit of software made just for you.
 
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orestesdd said:
I am planning to build a "hack" to learn Web Dev on this platform. I was a web app dev for the last 11 years, but now since I am laid off after 22 of IT, I want to see what a Mac or a "Hack" can do. I was in a team developing a huge web app with Struts and Apache Tomcat on Unix. However, most of my individual development was done on a PC using Eclipse and running the web app server on the Unix box, but debugging on Eclipse on my PC. I hope I can do the same on the "Hack" or Mac. Let me know if all these things are possible on a "Hack" or Mac. Thanks.
All the cool kids (in web/dev) are using Macs these days, so you'll have no shortage of enjoyment using all the latest tech on Macs far more easily than you can on Windows.

Mac OS X, being unix-based means it is super easy to develop in Ruby(-on-rails), Python/Django, Node.js and more with a few keystrokes. Heck even GitHub has a Mac OS tool for managing GitHub repos. (and I haven't seen one for the PC yet ( but I haven't looked that hard )).

And, it is perhaps a bit easier to test for mobile devices on Macs too, considering the ease to install and use the iOS Simulator on a Mac and its pretty easy to run Android simulators here too.

If Eclipse is still your thing, no problem, but there are nicer tools these days. Certainly better than any sort of Visual Studio crap! Ugh! Coda 2 is beautiful, if that provides enough for you, I personally favor Sublime Text 2 (beta) as my general workhorse editor.

Also, have you seen this: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ibdknox/light-table

CAN NOT WAIT!

How sweet would that be on a 27" Retina Display @ 4K resolution for development? (I'm hoping these will be available next year, perhaps? Maybe 2014?)

Anyway, I don't want to start a holy war, but I think you'll truly enjoy dev-ing on a Mac!
 
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All the cool kids (in web/dev) are using Macs these days, so you'll have no shortage of enjoyment using all the latest tech on Macs far more easily than you can on Windows.

Mac OS X, being unix-based means it is super easy to develop in Ruby(-on-rails), Python/Django, Node.js and more with a few keystrokes. Heck even GitHub has a Mac OS tool for managing GitHub repos. (and I haven't seen one for the PC yet ( but I haven't looked that hard )).

If Eclipse is still your thing, no problem, but there are nicer tools these days. Certainly better than any sort of Visual Studio crap! Ugh! Coda 2 is beautiful, if that provides enough for you, I personally favor Sublime Text 2 (beta) as my general workhorse editor.
I use Coda 2 for quick CSS edits, but I personally can't live without Chocolat App.

27" Retina Display @ 4K resolution for development? (I'm hoping these will be available next year, perhaps? Maybe 2014?)
This + Do Want.
 
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