Category: utilitaries

Improving developer experience on Windows

Posted by – September 2, 2017

Today I spent sometime doing coding on Windows, but after some hours a question arise: “Should I do everything on GUI only?”

Of course not! With help of chocolatey, there’s a lot of apps that can be installed to make coding on terminal much more easier, I found few of them and I would like to share here:

Cmder

The most portable terminal emulator for Windows, very clean interface, it allows split windows, has tab navigation support and alias for several commands like ls, clear and other commands that you type on Mac or Linux and eventually type on Windows by mistake :D

You can install it via

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choco install cmder

micro

Its a very modern console text editor, it has syntax highlight support for up to 90 languages! It also has support for very common keystrokes like Ctrl + S to save, Ctrl + C to copy, and Ctrl + Q to exit the editor.

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choco install micro

There’s a lot of other alternatives for terminal emulator like ConsoleZ and ConEmu, same for text editors, like nano, but I stronly suggest take a look on these two, they are very modern clean and easy to use.

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Unrar4iOS – A port of unrar to iOS platform

Posted by – November 15, 2010

Recently I started a project which must understand the CBR format, for those that doesn’t know, CBR is a comics file format, which consists of several image files archived in RAR archive format.

In order to be able to read CBR archive contents and uncompress them I need to port unrar library to iOS, after some quick research I found an existing work done in this way, it’s pretty old, but gave me some insight about how to start.
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Web Content Extractor for Web Scrapping

Posted by – August 2, 2008

The scrapy is a very nice software that allows to extract only specific portions of html page, with web scrapping tools you can extract from the web pages the data that you really need, dropping out all layout markup, this software is very easy to use, it has similiar features to kapow but very less expensive.
You can learn more about this amazing framework by clicking here.

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