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Published: 2014-06-25

My Development Environment

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Every once in a while, I like to step back and take a look at the tools that I use. I don't change my development environment very often, but I do periodically pull in a new tool here and there. Sometimes they fit into my workflow, and sometimes they don't. As far as I know, I've never written my thoughts down when doing this, but in an attempt to keep in line with my Write more. Share ...

Published: 2013-10-12

Getting the Most out of ack

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ack is an amazing tool. If you're not familiar with it, it's a lot like grep (the official site is at It's a command-line tool that helps you find things in files, particularly source code. However, like a lot of command-line tools, it's all-too-easy to learn just the basics and forget that many of these tools can do so much more! Without further ado, here are a few of the ways I frequently use ...