@RyanStewart recently tweeted about using git on the command line. Ryan refers to a post by Railsdog, which offers a nice solution to see on which branch you are working in a given folder ( which contains a git repo ).
I took this approach one step further and added some nice colored icons that represent the status of the current git repo:
My previous post on installing Ruby 1.9.2 in combination with Xcode 4.3 generated some interest. Since that writeup I did a fresh install of a Lion machine. So here is a follow up post. I think this is the better way to go. Continue reading →
A lot of people are trying to learn iOS development.
The learning curve is quite steep if you don’t have a Objective-C or C background. Mix that in with a learning a new IDE ( XCode ) and you have a recipe for failure.
I want to give you a headstart with these books, all available on Safari ( O’Reilly’s online reading platform ).
I’ve been playing with the new Flash CS5 trial and went to the “what’s new” page on the Adobe site. So far so good. I watched the first video about the improved Text Engine. Very nice. Columns ftw! But upon the second feature I started to scratch myself behind my ears. What the %*$# went wrong with the new “Code Snippets” feature? Adobe has placed it on number 2 on their list. But they shouldn’t have. Here’s why. Continue reading →
Well, just something I’ve been playing around with during the last couple of days: Screator. I guess an application says more than a thousand words, so just go ahead and try it. Ideas, nags or your creations in the comments please! Continue reading →
When using Rails, you’re using migrations a lot. Migrations are awesome. But today I ran into a problem. I had to convert a column to be of type :boolean ( it was of type :text ). I was suprised when things went wrong. Continue reading →
Today I installed Ubuntu on my Asus EEE PC 1201HA netbook. Because I’ve got really good experiences with installing Ubuntu on the computers of my family and friends, I was determined to install Ubuntu Netbook Edition on this one too before passing it on to it’s next owner. ( I just bought it for a temp. side project ). Continue reading →
Apparat is a framework to optimize ABC, SWC and SWF files.
From the description of the Google Code page we get a hint of what Apparat actually does: “Apparat is a framework to optimize ABC, SWC and SWF files.”. In layman’s terms: “Apparat will speed up your Actionscript projects by optimizing certain method calls.”. The Actionscript Library for example provides some ( much ) faster ways of doing math and bitwise operations. Read on to understand more about how to get up and running with Apparat. Continue reading →