I’m taking a course in SkillCrush in front-end webdev. I really enjoy it. The atmosphere is open and inviting and helpful. I heartily recommend their products.
However, it’s been said in the course that one needed a laptop and not an iPad. I know that there are many people that work solely from iPads and do great things, such as Federico Viticci. When I return home I plan to upgrade my current iPad 2 to an iPad Pro.
Anyway, I posted this in the slack channel today, hoping to help anyone else who may be wondering about the iPad approach.
Hello all. It’s said often that one cannot do coding on an iPad. I’m on deployment and I’m away from my tent and its thousand mosquitoes for much of the day. I’ve tried to take my laptop out to fueling pit one day, and it worked, but it was cumbersome in the humvee. I also spend most of my time everyday in an environment where I cannot take outside devices (phones, smart watches, etc). I’ll take a few moments everyday and go sit outside and I’ll have my iPad outside (we all trust each other) and will pull it out and do work on it. But I lamented that I couldn’t code.
Or could I? I’d already been working on learning Python on the iPad. There’s JS on it. There’s Swift. Surely CSS and HTML were possible.
I found a couple options, but settled on Code Editor by Panic. It isn’t cheap, at $24. And I had to recreate the file system (two files, ooooohhh) and import individual files from iCloud. But it works.
Is it great, as good as using Sublime or BBEdit on a MBP? Nope. But at least I can easily drop in with my iPad, preview and edit and sync changes that’ll be there when I open up my MBP later.
Plus it has FTP capabilities.
I thought someone else would be interested as well. Cheers!