I just noticed that
I was working in a remote office today and logged into my primary desktop from
that office.I also realized I never
documented the great hardware we use at Tableau.
It may not seem
special, but all the developers here get at least 2 machines: one Windows and
one Mac.We need this since our 2
primary desktop clients both need coverage.
I chose a Windows
desktop and that is what I use for email and such as well as writing code for
Tableau.It's a state of the art 16 core
(or 4 depending on how you count hyperthreads) 32GB desktop.I also have 2 monitors on my desk - a
24" HD monitor and a 22" 4K monitor.I have learned to rely on multiple monitors since way back in 1998 and
can't imagine working with only one.Brrrr.
Since I run Windows
10 on my desktop, I got a Mac laptop for portable usage.Nothing special here - 16GB Ram and whatever
processor they were using last year (I have never checked).I use it for note taking in meetings and
general office type usage.If I need to
write code or debug or whatever, I will remote into my desktop.
And finally, the
docking station I have in the remote office is even better.It has 2 monitors and I can use the laptop as
a third monitor.In effect, I get a
three monitor setup when I work remotely and that is tremendously handy.I put
Tableau on one monitor, my debugger/Visual Studio/Pycharm on the second and
email/chat clients/reference notes/OneNote on the third.It really speeds me up and is a nice perk
when I can't get into my main office.
concerns and criticisms always welcome,