I’m new to the forum. Hope someone sees this and can recommend something.
A little about me:
I have programming experience from years ago (Basic, C++, Java, Perl). Now that Apple has made iOS development free and sideloading very easy, I’ve decided to try to make my first iOS app.
To do this, I need to get some hardware, because to date I’ve only had PC laptops and workstations. To save money, I’m planning to get a refurbished/upgraded 15" MacBook Pro (Pre-Retina era) and run OSX High Sierra w/ Xcode 9.2, but I’m wondering how much RAM I should get. I know the Xcode iOS simulators are resource intensive, so I’m wondering if 8GB of RAM is enough, or should I go for 16GB?
One last important bit of info is that I am making my app only for iPad (10.5") so that is the iOS device simulator I plan on using. From Paul’s videos, I’ve inferred that the larger the simulator screen size, the longer the simulator takes to load (e.g. he always recommends using the iPhone 8 vs. 8+). Maybe I am making too big a deal of this and should just go w/ 8GB and debug directly on my physical iPad?
Thanks in advance!