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Somya TiwariSomya Tiwari 

PC Configuration for Salesforce Development


I have a Core i5 8th Gen PC with 8Gigs of RAM, and had been struggling quite hard while developing on APEX. i was earlier using the Developer Console, and as the Project i am working is quite dense, we have to test Batch Classes, and Aura Components.

When we load any Aura page, there are muliple logs of Aura or Batch Class in case of running the batch, are created, and this makes the PC to hang.

To solve the issue we started to work on VS Code, but that made the situation worse. 

Also we guys are using Ubuntu 18.04 LTE.

What do you guys suggest? Should we move to Windows or simply increase our RAM? 

It would be great if you guys can help with your experiance with AURA, APEX, and dealing with lots of LOGS in Dev Console according to your current configuration of PC. 

Hi Somya,

Let me explain to you,
By default one developer console contains one workspace and if multiple developers use that one workspace then the speed of that developer console gets slow.
So to improve our developer console speed we have to create multiple workspaces for multiple developers to get good speed. 
And if you use IDE and VS Code and you feel bad developer console speed then it's only because of internet connection.
If still your speed of developer console is not good then please check your internet connection and browser.

For more info go through these links: (

I hope you find the above solution helpful. If it does, please mark as Best Answer to help others too.

Thanks and Regards,
Sachin Arora
Somya TiwariSomya Tiwari

Hi Sachin,

Thanks for your promt reply !! We have different users assigned to all the users, and i guess it is not the case with us. !! The major thing we are stuck with is Ubuntu and Windows. We need to find if Ubuntu is better than windows or vise versa.


Does Apex Test execution not happen on the Salesforce servers?

The qulaity of your desktop PC with a browser or an IDE should not matter.

Somya TiwariSomya Tiwari

Hi D.M.

Actually the issue i was facing was, we were developing on Lightning Components, which when loaded produces a lot of Apex Logs, and when the requirement is kind of intense, the calculations are needed in such a way that they end producing multiple logs of 18MB each. During the process my old PC with Core i3 8th Gen + 8GB RAM was not sufficient. 

I upgraded my PC to Core i5 8th Gen + 12 GB RAM and now it is able to handle to some portion, it seems 16GB or 24 GB RAM will solve the issue permanently.

RAM does counts when you are developing !! But in normal task such as Admin works they are not needed.

Being a dev you need to have Postman, Mails, Skype, Chrome with 12+ tabs open. Which do consumes RAM and Processor and when there is a spike in requirement from the Dev Console then things goes worse and ends up lagging the system. 


Do comment what you guys think of the same.