Starting at Google soon and have to pick my equipment.
The on boarding guide strongly pushes me to pick the Google Pixelbook, but I’m hesitant to pick that one for a few reasons:
1. Everyone else on the team I’m joining uses Mac or Windows, and I know how sometimes it’s a pain to ramp people up who have a completely different OS than the rest of the team.
2. I think my productivity will suffer with Pixelbook because I’ve never used one before. On the other hand, I’ve spent years doing development on Mac, so I have a good Mac workflow already.
3. I don’t know what kind of support Pixelbook has for dev work. Like can it run IntelliJ, Sublime, and other dev related tools? I don’t want to use a cloud based IDE. Can it compile C++? I just don’t know if it’s a good dev box and not to mention if it can run other programs like Camtasia which I use a lot to make demo videos of new features that I create for sprint reviews.
4. I asked the team manager about it and they said Pixelbook would be fine and it’s really up to me, but I don’t want to go against the grain from the very beginning of my time at Google.
Which would you pick and why?
Having said that, u can pick Mac if u want