NetBeans, Java, AppleScript and iTunes – Part 2

by john on April 29, 2008

Learn how to interact with iTunes using AppleScript and Java.

Multiple Monitors, Moving Menu Bar

by john on April 28, 2008

Working with multiple monitors is a must when doing any serious coding work. Code on one side, output on the other. No more swapping applications from the foreground to background. Mac OS X make working with multiple monitors a snap: (…)

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MacFUSE

by john on April 25, 2008

MacFUSE is an open source project that simplifies the process of adding a file system to Mac OS X. If you’ve ever had an inclination to create a file system, or thought that a file system like “interface” would be (…)

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NetBeans, Java, AppleScript and iTunes – Part 1

by john on April 24, 2008

Part 1 of a series of screencasts working with NetBeans, Java and AppleScript to interact with iTunes on Mac OS X

Selecting Java Version – Part 2

by john on April 22, 2008

In the previous post I showed how to configure and access the various Java versions installed on Leopard. In this post I want to dig a little deeper into what is going on behind the scenes as it relates to (…)

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Selecting Java Version – Part 1

by john on April 21, 2008

Mac OS X leopard includes multiple versions of Java, this tip shows you how to select the version of the JDK you prefer.

Dr Dobbs Article and Mojax

by john on April 18, 2008

My day job is to lead the developer relations and community building efforts for Mojax, an Ajax framework for writing mobile applications. This type of work is a good fit given I’ve been in software development for nearly 20 years, (…)

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TextMate: Execute Inline Ruby

by john on April 16, 2008

Use this tip within TextMate to execute Ruby script inline with your code.

Launch Applications from Terminal

by john on April 15, 2008

Launch Mac OS X applications from a terminal.

Finder and glob

by john on April 14, 2008

Using Unix path pattern expansion (glob) with Finder.

Screencasts with ScreenFlow – Part 3

by john on April 11, 2008

I’ve covered some of the basics for working with ScreenFlow in the two previous posts. At this point I want to show you a non-conventional way that I use screencasts on a regular basis. What I am referring to is (…)

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Screencasts with ScreenFlow – Part 2

by john on April 8, 2008

This is the second post in a series that demonstrates the features of ScreenFlow, a powerful application for creating screencasts.

Screencasts with ScreenFlow – Part 1

by john on April 7, 2008

ScreenFlow is an application for creating screencasts. This first post in a series show the basics for creating and editing videos.

Mac Developer Tips on TV!

by john on April 4, 2008

…NetBeans TV, that is. The short screencast I created on using NetBeans, Ruby and rb-appscript to control scriptable applications on a Mac can now be seen on NetBeans.tv! If you aren’t familiar with NetBeans.tv, it is a popular extension of (…)

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Change Screenshot File Type

by john on April 3, 2008

Over here I wrote about how to change the path where screenshots are stored. Another potentially handy option is to specify what file format you prefer for your screenshots. There is a surprisingly large number of choices: png, pdf, tiff, (…)

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NetBeans 6.1, Ruby and AppleScript

by john on April 2, 2008

Screencast to demonstrate using NetBeans, Ruby and rb-appscript together to control scriptable applications on Mac OS X.

Change Screenshot Path

by john on April 1, 2008

No question, screenshots are your friend. There is a wealth of options for capturing screenshots on a Mac, with the two most common being Shift-Command-3 (entire screen) and Shift-Command-4 (area you specify with mouse). I like to have all images (…)

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