A laptop computer is required for our program. Minimum requirements:
- 8GB of RAM
- 250GB HDD or SSD
- macOS Mojave (10.14) or Windows 10 64-bit (with WSL1)
The suggested computer for students is an Apple MacBook Pro laptop less than two years old. Why do we prefer Macs? All of our students being on the same platform enables us to move at a much quicker pace. Processes like setting up new tools experience reduced friction because the same workflows apply to everyone. Additionally, The open source and web development communities are invested in tools and libraries that work best with POSIX based operating systems like UNIX, Linux, and Apple’s macOS (BSD Unix). In short, we believe using the macOS best prepares our students to work in the web development industry. Students who choose to study .NET development with us may also find substantial benefit from using macOS. PC laptops are approved for class use on a case by case basis during the interview process.
The tools and materials used in our program are open source and free. No additional software is required.