Archives: December 2009

Best screen cast on Git.

I loved this screen cast on Git and i strongly recommend this for any one. It runs for an hour and half. He goes from basics to all the way to advanced in the end. I would rate this to be one of the best screen casts. He explains it so well the internals of

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Git online learning resources

I found these resources for getting familiar with Git. If you do have anything more or better please do leave a comment. Book:  Pro Git Documentation on Git: http://git-scm.com/documentation Cheat Sheet: Cheat sheet

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Installing git from source on mac os/x

As usual i need control. So i’m going to install the git from source. It is pretty straightforward just like any other installation from source. 1. Download the source from here. 2. My habit is store all the source under /usr/local/src. [sourcecode language=”bash”] cd /usr/local/src [/sourcecode] 3. Now extract the source into the /usr/local/src directory

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Distributed Version Control is the future…

If you have been following my posts, you would have noticed that I made the decision on branching model for the web development. Usually ISP ‘s provide a lot of choices on VCS (Version Control System)  – svn,mercurial,bazzar and git. I wanted to choose one that makes the dev process efficient and fast enough for

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Branching model for web development.

Coming from a background of desktop product development with a large team, i needed to step back and look at the branching model holistically for web development with smaller team. There is a huge shift in the development process. Small team vs large team, hosting vs shrink-wrapped, planned (patching) vs organic (small and frequent changes)

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Moving files to trash on OS/X via command

I’m not a gui person anymore as i work mostly on terminal on os/x just as in linux. Rather than doing a safe delete as in Linux i prefer to move the files to trash in OS/X and clean up the trash whenever i’ve sometime to kill. [sourcecode language=”bash”] mv myfile.file ~/.Trash [/sourcecode]

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Parsing date in RSS2 XML feed (RFC 822)

If you manually parse the RSS2 feed and extract the date from it you need to first know that the format of the date in RSS2 xml schema is based on RFC 822. See this link on the format of date for various rss/atom feeds. Format of date in RFC 822 (4 digit year) is

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