Recent Posts (page 2 of 29)

  • My Sublime Text Setup

    A couple of months ago I produced a video course for lynda.com about the Sublime Text programmer’s editor, “Up and Running with Sublime Text 2”. One of the best things about producing a course or writing a book is that you get to know your subject *really* well, so after a couple of friends asked me today what I recommend when setting up Sublime Text for the first time, I thought I’d write it up here.

  • Fix “format not supported by the iPad” error on transferring iTunes movie rentals

    In preparation for an upcoming long-haul flight today, I rented a couple of HD movies in iTunes on my Mac, and attempted to transfer them to my iPad (3rd generation). At first it seemed like an annoying error would prevent me from doing this, but I found a work-around and thought it was worth sharing.

  • Diet Coda for Modern Web Development

    Following the announcement (and imminent release) of Diet Coda from Panic Software this week, I’ve heard some complaints that it has been designed for a workflow that no longer exists (or shouldn’t). “Edit files directly on my server? Who *does* that anymore!?” Setting aside the fact that there are probably plenty of web developers who still do exactly that, those who think Diet Coda unsuited to a more sophisticated workflow are, I think, simply lacking in imagination.

  • Pre-order PHP & MySQL: Novice To Ninja, 5th Edition

    At parties, one of the things I tell people I do for a living is write books that teach people how to build websites. It might be more accurate, however, to say I write *a* book: I’ve just written it five times!

  • My New Gig: CTO at Avalanche Technology Group

    After ten years (!) at the SitePoint Group, I started a new job in January. For the first time in a decade, I feel like I have everything to learn and more than a little to prove, which is both incredibly exciting and a wee bit scary.