by john on April 29, 2008
Learn how to interact with iTunes using AppleScript and Java.
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: (…)
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 (…)
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
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 (…)
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.
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, (…)
by john on April 16, 2008
Use this tip within TextMate to execute Ruby script inline with your code.
by john on April 15, 2008
Launch Mac OS X applications from a terminal.
by john on April 14, 2008
Using Unix path pattern expansion (glob) with Finder.
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 (…)
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.
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.
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 (…)
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, (…)
by john on April 2, 2008
Screencast to demonstrate using NetBeans, Ruby and rb-appscript together to control scriptable applications on Mac OS X.
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 (…)