I have a 2012 macbook pro that I am developing meteor 1.4 using react and sass. As my application has grown, the startup speed of meteor has grown to 1.5 minutes, deployment is almost 10 minutes and most importantly, the hot code refresh speed is about 30 seconds for any changes that I save.
30 seconds after each save can be really annoying when I am trying to track down a bug, has anyone tried developing on a laptop versus a skylake desktop computer? I am trying to get a sense of whether this is a problem with my workflow or whether I really should be using a desktop. What is the startup and refresh speed primarily limited by? CPU speed? Do more cores help? How about the amount and speed of the memory?
As an aside, are there any good guides for setting up the visual studio debugger? I am hoping that could really ramp up my development speed if I can step through the code instead of console.logging everything.