Apple iPad Pro 10.5” review – web developer and admin perspective

Last update: 20170709

Objective: to build and operate a Fast and Responsive static website, as a habit

Tool: Apple iPad Pro 10.5” only

I have been using the new Apple iPad Pro 10.5” for nearly a month. My old iPad Air was mainly used to watch TV and to do video conferencing. It could not multi-task. It was too thick and too heavy to carry when compared to iPhone.

The new Apple iPad Pro 10.5” is more, VERY to be exact, powerful. Can do better multi-tasking with iOS11. With larger screen and Smart Keyboard, it can do somethings which are difficult to do on iPhone, such as webpage coding and cloud service management.

To build and operate a website, we need both Development Tools and Cloud Services. Since we’re using iPad only, we need to make sure the platforms provide fast and easy to use web portal. After trying many options, below are my suggestions for Cloud Services (1-3) and Development Tools (4-6) to achieve our above-mentioned objective.

1.Cloud storage: AWS S3 (upload/download and edit via Transmit)


2.CDN: AWS CloudFront, KeyCDN, ChinaCache


3.Analytics

    • User demographics & behavior: Google Analytics
    • Real User Measurement: Soasta mPulse

    • Synthetic Performance Measurement: Uptrends

4.HTML Editor: Nitro HTML (split view to edit HTML source and visualize page at the same time)


5.FTP: Transmit (build-in editor to make small/quick modification on the fly is a bonus!)

6.Testing/checking Tools

    • VPN: VyprVPN
    • DNS checking: DIG

    • HTTP response header: WebScope

All these Cloud Services and Development Tools are good values and inexpensive, some of them are FREE!

With all these, I built and launched my revamped demo site demo.cheungwaikin.com .

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