iOS Development with Vim and the Command Line

Intro I’ve recently been playing around with some iOS code, and while I find Xcode an excellent editor with a lot of great built-ins, I’m a vim user at heart. It’s the editor I’ve been using on a daily basis for years, so its tough to switch when I want to do iPhone development. Of course there are some things you just have to use Xcode for, but I’ve been able to tailor vim to do most of my dev work, as well as build and run the simulator on the command line. [Read More]

Make Browsing Code Easier with Ack and Ctags

Intro When working with open source software, its essential to know how to navigate large code bases, perhaps unfamiliar and quite large. There are a few tools I use to do this that should be part of any developers arsenal, and they are: ack and ctags. Ack can be thought of as a faster and more powerful grep. It searches recursively by default, ignores binary files and most version control files (think . [Read More]
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