As a very vocal detractor of RM & RW of late I feel it’s only right that I also give credit where it’s due.
I made the switch to RW 8.1.6 today for a project that is 90% ready to go live. Previously I’ve not used Simulator as it was a bit pants, so I stuck to my usual method of having Chrome open on an external screen and I just refresh when needed.
To try out 8.1.6 I swapped out Chrome for Simulator… WOW!
Previews of changes are almost instant. I add an element to the page, or change something existing on the page, glance at the Simulator window and it’s pretty much reloaded the preview as soon as I’ve finished editing the page. it’s really really fast. Perhaps not Blocs fast, but considering it wasn’t unusual to wait 30 secs for a preview in Chrome, it’s way wat faster than anything else I’ve ever seen in RW.
And this site is not a simple affair. It’s loaded with my usual BWD stacks that typically put RW preview under a lot of pressure.
Machine is not new, or even modern, it’s a 2010 27in iMac with upgraded ssd and ram maxed at 16gb.