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Developer Workstation Configuration

In this article, I am going to present some general recommendations for a developer workstation. However, if you are an expert in computer hardware, you can customize and build your own workstation according to your specific needs:

  • A fast processor with multiple cores (e.g. Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen)
  • At least 8GB of RAM (16GB or more is recommended for larger projects)
  • A solid-state drive (SSD) for the operating system and frequently-used files
  • A larger hard drive (HDD) for storing project files and data
  • A high-resolution dual monitors with good color accuracy
  • A comfortable and ergonomic keyboard and mouse
  • A modern operating system (e.g. Windows 10, macOS, or a Linux distribution)
  • A development environment or integrated development environment (IDE) suitable for the programming languages and frameworks being used
  • Any necessary tools and libraries for the developer's projects - will be explained in the next topic
  • A version control system (e.g. Git) for managing code

It's also important for a developer workstation to have good connectivity and a reliable internet connection, as developers often need to access online resources and collaborate with other team members.