HawaiianPi wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Try and build the latest Spigot Minecraft server on a Pi, then tell me it's good enough.
Sure yes, building a large project all in one go like that takes ages (but surprisingly, it is doable, even on a Pi Zero).
But how often do you do that?
When you are developing code, "make" ensures that only the changed files or dependencies get re-built, so its not usually very much (also make will ensure that all four cores get used to do multiple compilations in parallel).
I have had to do serious development work on far far worse machines than the 3B+ over the years.
And the fact that its the size of a credit card, hardly uses any power, and costs $35 seems like a miracle!
Mind you, my cat has taken to sleeping on top of my big x86 tower PC (she likes the warmth) - she cannot do that on a Pi