I haven’t touched an Apple Machine since high school really. I never really wanted to buy one until recently. I have two Apple devices and I wanted to know how to build a mobile application. I have a strong development background in C++ and PHP as my foundation in college, so I thought why not come up with a way to integrate SharePoint 2010 and iOS.
I sat on my hands for about 2 months debating what I wanted to get specwise and landed on a MB Air with 8 gb of RAM a core i7 proc and 512gb SSD. I finally got it a couple days after the 2013 release and thought why not work with the mobile experience in 2013. I built this awesome PC machine I can throw up a decent size farm and test the mobile experience at home. I just happen to have a wp7 and an iPad 1…Now all I need is a windows tablet and I have my trusty iPhone. I want to do a comparison with oData/oAuth/REST and wp7 vs. iPhone plus tablets with Windows vs. iOS.
So now I get to do throw up a farm write a bunch of blog posts on my experience plus test the mobile experience. For me the mobile experience is like this undiscovered country. I get to explore new stuff in an area I am excited about. Hopefully, in the upcoming months I will recharge and restore the happiness that I feel I am losing building the same stuff over and over again.