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Vim is for coding. How does this work out on the iPad?

With a bluetooth keyboard and a charging dock or a stand, iPad is a great platform for Vim coding.

Does one edit remote files locally, and compile/run remotely? (the benefit is the editing feels instant - no keystroke latency.)

With Dropbox support this would be possible.

Or has Apple let up on the "no coding for you!" iPad/iPhone terms?

There is no such term. The term used to be that you cannot bundle a compiler with your app, but even that has been lifted recently with Lua interpreter embedded in many games.




> With a bluetooth keyboard and a charging dock or a stand, iPad is a great platform for Vim coding.

So, when your iPad is a laptop Vim is great!


My point is that with this and iSSH, iPad + a keyboard could be a serious alternative to a traditional laptop for many types of programming tasks.


Can even connect to an Amazon instance or similar. There was a submission a while back about someone who did this for a month (IIRC), but the editor was on the remote machine.


Any free alternatives to iSSH? I don't feel like paying 10$ just to try it out.


This isn't free, but it is a bit cheaper in my opinion it's miles better, http://www.panic.com/blog/2011/04/introducing-prompt-ssh-for...

If I remember correctly, iSSH hasn't been updated for quite some time now. Though I might be wrong.


An upcoming version, that fixes font rendering problems, is mentioned here:

http://groups.google.com/group/issh/msg/f16d119aa00d3570




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