I do iOS programming using XCode and of course the iPhone Simulator, I am using a 2009 Mac Mini (upgraded to 8GB RAM)
While it is not super slow, if I create a blank project, then compile and run it on the iPad simulator, this takes between 16 and 19 seconds between me hitting "RUN" then it compiling and it finally appearing on the simulator. This includes the simulator launching.
I work on larger projects that can take longer. 45 seconds, a minute... it all adds up.
My question: If I install a SSD and boot all my apps from that, and I stick my Xcode project files on it, will that speed up the compiler a lot? or is CPU likely to be the bottleneck actually slowing me down right now?
The time it takes for the iOS simulator app to launch and run is actually a lot of that time too, so this would speed that up for sure right?