I'm contemplating a move to Mac for my local development
environment. I have seen quite a number of people using Mac for
CF/Flex/Flash development. Those are my primary programming
platforms - though I'm planning on adding AJAX and .NET to my
arsenal soon. I was wondering if anyone had any feedback on the
benefits and drawbacks of switching to Mac:
Do the IDEs (i.e. Flex Builder, Eclipse, Fireworks, etc.)
Are there any other important programs (i.e. Source Control,
Wireframing/Mockups) that will (or will not) work well?
What about database development? I'm used to SQL Server - can
it run on a Mac? If so, how well does it work?
Any other issues I should know about developing on a Mac?
I know this is very vague, but I'm looking for any
constructive feedback I can get, to help me make a wise decision.
Are there any other known issues with programming
I wouldn't switch if you want to do .NET / SQL Server
development. Most people on Macs who do SQL Server development
either use a remote server or run it in a Windows Virtual Machine.
Important programs are available for both OSes, but without
knowing which ones you use it's hard to say whether you just need
to install the "mac version" or whether you'd need to install a
brand new one.