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Why MacBooks are the Best Tools for Developers?

The personal preference of developers in choosing their devices is a highly contested topic. One factor that heavily influences their decision is their degree of control over their workflow. Apple products are favoured by many developers in this regard, as they provide a powerful platform for realizing their ideas with maximum control.

There are many reasons why developers love using Mac, including its familiar UNIX-based operating system, compatibility with everyday developer tools, and support for a broad range of open-source tools and applications. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the reasons why developers prefer Apple.

Familiar UNIX-based macOS
One of the biggest advantages of using a Mac for software development is that macOS is built on a UNIX foundation. This means that it is a stable and reliable operating system that is easy for developers to use. Developers can take full control of the OS and use built-in tools and utilities to quickly get up and running. With a familiar UNIX-based system, developers can spend more time coding and less time troubleshooting.

Compatible with everyday developer tools

Another reason why developers prefer Apple is that Mac performs well with the other tools and applications they use every day. Whether you’re a full-stack, front-end, or mobile developer, you’ll find that Mac is compatible with the tools you need to get your work done. This means that your team can be productive right away, without having to worry about compatibility issues.

93% of developer tools supported*

Mac also supports a broad range of open-source tools, apps, browsers, languages, and more to support the best developer environment. This means that your team can choose the tools they prefer and be confident that they will work seamlessly on their Macs. With support for open-source tools, your team can customize their development environment to suit their needs.

Equipped for every kind of developer
From mobile, web, and enterprise app development to data science and dev ops, all the tools your team needs are ready on Mac. Mac enables developers uniquely in a number of ways. For example, only Mac supports cross-platform mobile development for both iOS and Android. And tools such as Electron and Xamarin are optimized for Apple silicon. This means that no matter what kind of development your team is doing, they can do it on a Mac.

10x faster ML performance*
In addition to offering essential tools and frameworks, Mac empowers developers with seamless video conferencing, fast performance for design, and power for specific tasks — all with the best user experience — even while running multiple apps and open windows. Macs are also 10x faster in Machine Learning performance, which is important for developers working with AI and data science.

Sleek with superior build quality
The sleek and superior build quality of Mac is not just a means to get work done for developers who spend long hours in front of their screens, but an experience that allows them to work with style.

Developers love using Macs because they are stable, reliable, and compatible with the tools they use every day. Mac also supports a broad range of open-source tools and applications and is equipped for every kind of developer. With fast performance, seamless video conferencing, and optimized tools, Mac empowers developers to do their best work. If you want to give your developers the tools they need to succeed, consider providing them with a Mac with Brilyant’s Developer Program.

*SOURCES: 1. 2. Testing conducted by Apple in November and December 2022 using preproduction 14-inch MacBook Pro systems with Apple M2 Max, 12-core CPU, 38-core GPU, and 96GB of RAM, preproduction 14-inch MacBook Pro systems with Apple M2 Pro, 12-core CPU, 19-core GPU, and 32GB of RAM, production 14-inch MacBook Pro systems with Apple M1 Max, 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, and 64GB of RAM, and production 14-inch MacBook Pro systems with Apple M1 Pro, 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, and 32GB of RAM, all configured with 8TB SSD; as well as production 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, 32GB of RAM, and 4TB SSD. Final Cut Pro 10.6.5 tested using an 18-second project with 8K ProRes 422 media, at 8192×4320 resolution and 23.98 frames per second. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Pro.

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