If you are building a Mac OS X or an iOS application you may find that the default Cocoa controls are sometimes not exactly what you need. But before writing you roll out your own, you should take a look at CocoaControls.com which lists dozens of iOS and Mac OS X controls that may save you a lot of development time, which can then go into more awesome functionality ;-)
For all of you who use Git on a daily basis, you probably know annoying it is to write .gitignore files yourself. But why do so? Someone else has already written them for you! Now for the really “lazy” ones, I wrote gemignore, which is a command-line utility which automatically adds snippets to you .gitignore files. Just take it for a test-drive:
-> Available .gitignore snippets:
$ gemignore go
-> Snippets found for ‘go’:
$ gemignore add Django
Adding Snippet ‘Django’
Features planned as soon as I have the time to write them:
- Find the nearest .gitignore file instead of using the current working directory
- Add other sources for .gitignore snippets? (if you know any, please leave a comment :)
Proper command-line help– Added in 0.2.0
If you can think of a feature you’d like to see in
gemignore feel free to post it as a comment. And please report any bugs you find here.
Today I got pretty annoyed by Capistrano asking me for the password for my private key all the time when executing remote actions. This problem is caused by a buggy version of net Net-SSH Gem (namely v2.1.4, this is the related bug report). You can fix the problem by uninstalling the Gem and installing v2.0.24, which does not have the bug:
$ gem install net-ssh -v 2.0.24
This awesome new blog will very soon be the first place to go for all your coding needs ( beware the irony :) ). We’ve just registered the domains and are busy writing some initial content, so please visit us again in a couple of days.