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  • You may not need Grunt

    Grunt is a JavaScript task runner and it’s great at what it does. Even so, depending on a project, you can also do without it.

  • free -m alternative for Mac OS X

    On Linux console it's easy to get free memory with free -m. On Mac the utility is not directly available. The alternative is to fetch it from vm_stat.

  • Switching from Aptana's Git implementation to eGit

    By default Aptana is configured to work with its own Git implementation meaning that whenever you add a Git repository and import it to the workspace, the default Aptana Git functionality is available in the project. The problem is, it doesn't always deliver, e.g. for GitHub, nor is it visually as complete and readable.
  • HTML5 fragmentation: WHATWG and W3C mishap

    The fragmentation of web technologies was mainly caused by the corporate interests and while it has gone nowhere, it has shown some considerable improvements over the past years. Nevertheless, today, two main open standards bodies involved in HTML5 development, WHATWG and W3C, are struggling to find the common ground.
  • phpMyAdmin configuration for Mac OS X bundled PHP and Apache

    If you're not into using XAMPP/MAMP for your local development sandbox and you'd like to go with the stack that comes preinstalled on a Mac, you could have trouble configuring phpMyAdmin.

  • Installing Drush on Mac OS X the developer way

    This is a quick walkthrough of how to somewhat painlessly install the Drupal Shell – Drush.

  • Workaround for ImageMagick convert returning 5

    If you've installed ImageMagick from MacPorts, e.g. for a 32-bit Mac for which there are no prebuilt binaries, you could have seen ImageMagick not working with PHP exec() on localhost even though it works from  the command line.

  • Get a taste of pro Flash development with FDT 4 trial

    Powerflasher has just announced FDT 4 Open Beta programme according to which all are eligible for a fully-flavoured FDT 4 until October 17th 2010.
  • Drupal multisite vs single site performance on Debian

    The following benchmark proves that a traditional single site Drupal setup isn't any faster than its multisite counterpart.

  • Protect your ActionScript code with SWF Protector

    Even though the point of code obfuscation will always remain arguable, it may sometimes be a good idea to mess around a bit and make your ActionScript code harder to steal.

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