Programing iphone - minimum comfortable config

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I'm (finally) converting my PC Network to a MAC network. I'm waiting for the new MacBook Pros to come out - hopefully soon.
In the meantime I would like to get going on setting up something to learn to code for the iPhone/iPad.

So I thought I would purchase a used notebook.
Being new to MACs, I see notebooks by year. What is the minimum year notebook and HD/Memory that would be comfortable to work with when programming?

I dont mean a 1TB drive type notebook - that's what I'm waiting for to use as a server. I just want something that gives me a bit of "elbow room".
 
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What do you mean by "programming"? That is a huge area - from compiling code to creating small apps.

To run Yosemite check out this link: https://www.apple.com/osx/how-to-upgrade/

I would also suggest at least 8GB of memory and if you want any speed an SSD for storage.

You don't say if you have any experience using Macs and OS X. If not be prepared for a learning curve.

I am curious to why setting up a server on a Macbook Pro? I have done this playing around on my MB Pro. Not knowing your setup, I was wondering if you plan to leave it on all the time? All my servers are desktops because it allows for better heat control and saves on hardware deterioration.

Just asking.

Lisa
 
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Lisa -
I'm looking to create apps on the iPhone/iPad.
I have programming experieince in the PC arena (VBA, PowerBasic, C, C++, Oracle PL/SQL), all self taught as I'm a pharmacist. I'm sure it will be a learning curve, but that's part of the fun for me.

I was told to use a Macbook Pro as the server since desktops are going to be a thing of the past. My current PC is a tower with a 250G SSD , 1 TB mirrored, external 10TB mirrored Network Storage and 3 monitors. It's on 24 X 7.

I'm waiting for a new 15 inch MacBook Pro because of the new cool running and other things of course!
I run a Dell laptop at work and it's on all day without problems. Not at night of course, but is there a problem with Macs that way?


So in the meantime, I want to play/learn. I've heard Mini Mac is a good entry and I can use my keyboard, mouse and displays... I still would like a laptop but dont want to overspend to feed my impatience.
 

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