Ctcmtm wrote:With growing transition to these kinds of devices, developers should not be shrugging them off.
Yeah, I bought a really nice ICS tablet - for my mother. The growing trend is grandmas and grandpas and compute illiterate people who generally hate OS's window managers.
Even if there was someone out there that designed a real nice keyboard that wasn't a rubbery mess and was easy to type in, you would still need to develop off of your device either through ssh of ftp to even test your code.
You can't run a LAMP stack or any interpreter that isn't severely hacked and gutted. The fact is the system software for these devices are plain crippled.
Anyone that suggests that they want to code on their tablet is really being naive. And they just don't understand that these tablets will always be marketed and designed exclusively for consumers.
Sure Joe Blow developer down the street might add his own stripped down interpreter that might just work enough to write a cute script or two. But a tablet is not a developer tool it is a consumer device.
If I catch a developer writing code on a tablet I will publicly laugh. I will literally point at you and have a hearty and genuine laugh at your expense.
And If I'm going to be spending significant time being mobile I'd rather take a UX31 or similar ultrabook with me.