Posts Tagged “programming”

  • Web Excursions for November 04, 2016
  • 90% off Python for Data Structures, Algorithms, and Interviews at Udemy

    I wanted to share a quick note for anyone with basic to intermediate Python skills. Udemy has an excellent deal on their course "Python for Data Structures, Algorithms, and Interviews" which covers all of the major data structures and algorithms you should know when looking for a job in the field. It also includes resume creation, social profiles, and mock interviews for preparation.…

  • Quick and dirty JSON validation in Cocoa

    I revamped the UI for advanced MathJax configuration for the upcoming Marked 2.5 update I mentioned recently. The configuration is simply a field where you can input additional inline configuration options using the JSON syntax you'd find in a script tag in an HTML document.…

  • Web Excursions for February 16, 2015
  • CodeRunner 2

    CodeRunner 2 from Nikolai Krill is out, and it's pretty awesome. In case you're not familiar, CodeRunner is a Mac utility app that allows you to edit and test code live in a wide range of languages. If you write any kind of code and aren't already a CodeRunner user, you'll definitely want to get on board. Current users will appreciate a host of improvements:…

  • The MatchData object in Ruby gsub blocks

    I use regular expressions in Ruby a lot. One of the features I've come to use frequently is the block syntax for gsub` calls. Whereas the other syntaxes for `gsub really only provide back referencing for capture groups in replacements, the block syntax allows much more flexibility.…

  • A Sublime Text selection primer

    Text selection shortcuts make editing code (and even prose) much faster. Learning the selection shortcuts in any editor you choose to work in is paramount to saving time and effort. I currently do most of my coding in Sublime Text 3, so I've been practicing some of my lesser-used shortcuts. Here's a basic cheat sheet.…

  • My favorite Xcode plugins

    This post is for the Mac coders, and won't be of much interest to those not using Xcode for development. If you are, however, and haven't explored some of the available plugins, this might be enlightening. Or frustrating if you already know all of this, but you can't please everyone.…

  • Mac App Review: Dash for developers

    I've been playing with a cool little application called Dash for a while now. It's a hotkey-based popup with configurable docsets for most major programming languages, including HTML, CSS (plus Less, Bourbon, Compass, Sass, etc.), JavaScript, Cocoa (Mac and iOS), Python, PHP, Ruby, Unix man pages and much more. It also has an iCloud/Dropbox-syncable snippet manager for storing and quickly accessing reusable code, complete with placeholders and cursor location control.…

  • Notational Velocity ALT expatiation (and roadmap)

    I'd just like to put it out there, as someone will eventually: Notational Velocity ALT (henceforth referred to as nvALT) is turning into something antithetical to the original premise of Notational Velocity. I understand that, and I accept it.…