The entirety of the Swift Package Index core team (yep, both of us!) decided to treat ourselves to new MacBook Pro laptops after Apple’s recent announcements, and they arrived this week! πŸŽ‰

What do developers want to do with new hardware? We want to see how fast it is! Not at rendering ProRes video or 3D modelling, but with the tool we use every day, Xcode.

What began as an experiment to test how fast our new laptops could build the Swift Package Index source quickly turned into something more ambitious, and we found helpful volunteers to run a benchmark across a whole range of Intel and M1 machines. We tested everything from a 2015 Intel MacBook Pro through last year’s M1 MacBook Air to every significant M1 Pro and M1 Max configuration. 😱

If you’ve been looking for developer-focused benchmarks, we think this will answer almost all of your questions. Check it out.

Dave Verwer  








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