So far I’ve set up Git repositories, but how do I get them anywhere? How do I get anyone to actually see what ever great thing I’m building? How do I get anyone as excited about the vision I have with this?
I certainly don’t really know, but there are some really great visual examples here and there.
I’m going to be brutally honest here, the only thing I’ve put up so far is this: Continue reading “CigTrack Day #2: Let’s talk about money”
I have a quite terminal based workflow. I needed a way to copy the HTML version of a MarkDown file, straight to my clipboard. I love writing in my favourite text editor and I know a lot of other people do. They don’t want to bother with browser windows and their lack of key bindings and shortcuts. Projects like GHOST certainly make things easier for people like me, but I still have a majority of my blogs running WordPress. Continue reading “Copy MarkDown HTML to Clipboard from the Terminal / Shell”
Starting a new software project in somewhat professional ways is not hard nowadays. Before you write all your cool code, you should probably think of some structure or software architecture you want to use. Very popular and in the past very useful to me has been: MVC.
Actually I have been cheating a little, because I’ve been cooking my idea in my head for a while already. If I had not done that, I would need to do some research towards target group, monetization strategies and also if any laws would require a certain security standard or just plainly prevent me from doing what I do. Continue reading “Cigtrack Day #1: Setting up Camp”
I get ideas sometimes. Most of them are silly and I claim they are multi-billion dollar ideas to make people around me laugh.
Some of them are actually good I am told and this one I think is good. Blogging for a minimum of 14 days, about rapid development using all the tools I love. Seeing how quickly you can make progress and build something in this world of technology to me always has been very encouraging to me. Continue reading “CigTrack Day #0: Prequel”
Twitter Bootstrap, the most popular CSS framework is heading towards version 3 and here are the most important changes. I almost jumped when I saw the bootstrap blog entry in my RSS reader this morning! Continue reading “Twitter Bootstrap 3 RC 1: most important changes”
Speed Projects are a wonderful concept, that I stumbled across through FAT (Free Art & Technology). I’ve been thinking about writing a WordPress plugin for a while to motivate myself and to show site visitors, that my blogs are active.
Turns out, it only took me 25 minutes to produce a really tiny solution, that displays a human readable time since the last blog post was published. The credit is not really with me, but with the great documentation and pre-built WordPress functions. Continue reading “Speed Project: Time Since Last Post”
The Laravel project has made a pretty smart move, that now is also in their quick start guide. They enable you to install it directly through composer! I’ve written about composer once when I ran into a little quirky bug on MacOS.
Using composer, which is a general dependency manager for PHP seems like a big step towards more interchangeable code between different PHP frameworks. I’ve briefly looked into Sparks some time ago, but it’s pretty specifically aimed at the CodeIgniter framework. Continue reading “PHP MVC: The Laravel Framework”
Writing from a developers point of view and writing from a PBA studies examinators point of view are very different things. Developers want to write code and slam documentation into MarkDown files they can track with git (assumption). PBA examinators want a footnote drenched, printable document, that belongs back in the 1970s (fact).
For my last hand-in I’ve created a quick & dirty script, that does just that to your MarkDown files. Continue reading “Quick & Dirty: MarkDown to PDF”
Having to hit a character limit is not the smartest rule in our educational system, but I get where it comes from. To track the process of how far along one is, I’ve created a little script that counts characters in a couple of files at once and outputs it with some percentage calculations. Nothing fancy, but I’ve used this about 200 times in the past month, so I thought I’d share it. Continue reading “Quick & Dirty: Character Counting”