I grew up with a laptop. My dad has always been a computer programmer, back since high school. He always had some hand me down laptop I could play with, normally “throw outs” from the government. Those throw outs weren’t anything to scoff at.. Where my dad worked at, they weren’t allowed to sell old tech or give it away. They HAD to throw it away: thrown away right into my lap.
That being said, I’ve learned to type on a short keystroke, tightly grouped keyboard. I’ve never had much use for a number pad so when I look for a desktop keyboard I try to find the same attributes. I currently own a Logitech Dinovo Edge keyboard and it’s beautiful. It certainly adds to the sleek office environment the modern workplace demands. I’m looking to upgrade though, to a Logitech Illuminated Bluetooth keyboard that supports 3 simultaneous bluetooth connections. That’ll make coding for Android a breeze. I always put in keyboard shortcuts to menu items anyways so to just switch over to an Android device to test a program would be quick and efficient.
A side note, Apple has the same keyboard style and if I’m not mistaken, you can’t purchase a number pad on a stock wireless Apple keyboard these days? I think it’s gone the way of the Buffalo Doritos’s.
That’s all I have to say about that.