This is how I roll, you might choose a different path.
I’m sure you’ve been there.
You’re working in Xcode, and you have a file opened on another monitor in another window. Unfortunately, you forget about it, and when you close your project and reopen it again, the toolbar is missing.
I wrote a small rubygem called fixbraces to move the opening brace of a conditional to the same line as the opening statement.
So now I can correct all the Xcode generated stubs that look like:
1 2 3 4
Into my preferred format:
1 2 3
Which fits with my personal coding standards.
There’s a recent post up on the PeepCode Blog about Commanding Your Text Editor which has some handy tips for Emacs, Vim, Textmate, Sublime Text and the OS X. It’s a short read, and worth the time.
A short video from a live demo of Emacs from Web Rebels in Oslo 2012.
As the description says: “Crappy sound. Swearing. A noisy bar”, but an example of strong content overcoming presentation difficulties.
This used to be a thing until the iOS 6 and OS X 10.8 compatible NSUUID Class became available.
I read somewhere that part of the popularity of The West Wing was that it was entertaining to watch smart people solve difficult problems. I think that’s part of the reason why I find watching live coding videos so entertaining - It’s more fun to watch someone solve a problem than doing it yourself.