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October 1, 2021

How does anyone still do serious web development on the Mac at the moment? Docker continues to be a slow mess, Virtualbox doesn’t run on M1 Macs. Any ideas? I’m getting desperate.

How does anyone still do serious web development on the Mac at the moment? Docker continues to be a slow mess, Virtualbox doesn’t run on M1 Macs.

Any ideas? I’m getting desperate.

Comments

Marc Jakubowski

Don‘t. Had to switch to Linux recently after 15 years of mac and all things development related run fine and Docker works like a charm.

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Dominik Schwind

ugh. That’s exactly what I’m trying to avoid. What’s the state of frontend/design tools these days?

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Marc Jakubowski

Oh, good question, only need phpstorm and teams. Sth like photoshop/sketch/figma seem to still not be supported, yeah thats bad.

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Dominik Schwind

yeah, I could probably do it, some of the backend people in our team do it already, but there would be big trade-offs.

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Stefan Kahlert

Might sound like stone age, but what about running the services natively and not virtualized? I run redis, sql, application server etc. just as daemons. The rest is handled by CI.

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Dominik Schwind

I switch between projects a lot with different php versions, databases, node versions. Right now we have a setup where I just have to do a git pull and run a shell script and I have a running local development environment. I doubt I could do that natively.

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Alexander Gräfe

Maybe github.com/asdf-vm/asdf might help, they have plugins for almost anything.


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Dominik Schwind

That does look interesting. I’ll have a look.

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Stephen Rhyne

I use VSCode remote SSH system + docker compose on Digital Ocean. The VSCode experience is indistinguishable from that of Mac experience. It’s amazing.

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Stephen Rhyne

To clarify. The remote VSCode experience vs running against native files on Mac is almost identical. + you get added benefits for API inbound testing. Secure accordingly of course.

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Dominik Schwind

Yeah, I’ve looked into that by now. We use PHPStorm as an IDE which has a bunch of features that I couldn’t replicate with VSCode so far. I couldn’t get a remote development setup happen with that so far.

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Stephen Rhyne

Yeah, makes sense. PHPStorm has so many great features. Hard to get buy-in on a switch. Happy hunting.

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