‘Tools’ Archive

Tidy HTML, PHP, C++ in Komodo February 12, 2010 No Comments

Code tidier, cleaner and beautifier for Komodo

How To Download Documentation with wget January 10, 2010 No Comments

The quick and easy way to download the Zend Framework Documentation.

December 3, 2009 No Comments

I thought I’d just mention my “Single Most Useful Piece of Software”. I was thinking about how this single little program has done more for me, more reliably than any other program I run. Sure, it only has a couple of settings, and can only be used in certain circumstances, but the sheer usefulness of [...]

DTC’s installation script October 5, 2009 No Comments

This script installs the metapackage, copies our standard settings to /etc, and installs software not available in repositories.

2 Things about Flex… August 23, 2009 No Comments

We’ve been developing a visually complex Flex app in the last couple of weeks or so. Its not complex from an ‘enterprisy’ type view, but it does have to achieve a few things visually which have been a challenge. I’ve really enjoyed developing in Flex so far, but have found a few issues which I [...]

That New Machine June 16, 2009 No Comments

Recently, my primary workstation collapsed in a heap. When power was applied, no lights or whirring sounds. I diagnosed a dead motherboard (power supply was fine). Time for ‘The New Machine’.
Putting together a new workstation, and in particular one on which you do a bit of gaming, has to be considered carefully. You want the [...]

The Difference Between Flex and Flash May 28, 2009 No Comments

Today I have been exploring the world of Flex/Flash development. The first question that usually gets asked is “what is the difference between Flash and Flex…” Well, interestingly, the difference is primarily in the development paradigm. Essentially the end result is the same, usually a ‘.swf’ file playing in a browser or running using Adobe [...]

How to read a winmail.dat file May 7, 2009 No Comments

winmail.dat is a package of e-mail attachments meant for Microsoft Exchange clients. Here is how to open it if you are using an Internet mail client.

All Rolled Into One April 16, 2009 No Comments

If you need some inspiration or how about a really useful mockup tool, look no further. I am about to reveal to you both, rolled into one.
As a small business, our company really needs all the great tools it can get to give us some leverage. We’re small and smart enough to be able to [...]