Archive for the 'General' Category

Follow me on Twitter

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

You can now follow me on Twitter here:
https://twitter.com/MattDelmarter

Dash – Documentation Browser, Snippet Manager

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash searches offline documentation of 130+ APIs and stores snippets of code. You can also generate your own documentation sets. I like how it integrates with my IDE (PhpStorm) and Text Editor (Sublime). Fast, clean, offline documentation. And a nice place to store code snippets as well.

Tip: I moved the *.dash file into my Dropbox for backup.

See on kapeli.com

MAILBOX

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013


Put email in its place.

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

My emails have never felt so organised since I started using Mailbox for iOS a few months ago. At that point Mailbox only worked with Gmail / Google Apps mail accounts. I see today that it now supports Yahoo and iCloud/me.com mail accounts. That will certainly make a lot of people happy. I encourage you to give Mailbox a go and explore a new workflow for keeping your emails organised.

See on www.mailboxapp.com

Skitch for Mac Update: Switch Between Resolutions on Retina Displays

Saturday, December 14th, 2013


With Skitch for Mac (version 2.7.1) you can now quickly choose between high-resolution output (2x) or normal resolution when using the Drag Me tab.

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

I love my Retina MacBook, but sometimes get frustrated when trying to screenshot something and find that the resulting screenshot is huge due to the 144 dpi retina display. Thanks to Evernote Skitch this is no longer a problem…

See on blog.evernote.com

The future of Android within Google is not so bright

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013


The discovery that Google's new Chromecast web streaming device is based on Google TV code stripped of Android features provides additional evidence that Google is working to distance itself from the Android platform that the company developed…

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

This article is slightly biased towards Apple but overall a very interesting take on the state of Android within Google. There are some pretty major question marks raised on how Google can move forward without Android weighing them down.

See on appleinsider.com

Bootstrap 3 RC1 is here

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

I use Bootstrap to kick start all my web projects now and have been waiting for v3. Time to check it out.

See on blog.getbootstrap.com

A Box You Want to Uncheck on LinkedIn

Friday, July 26th, 2013

LinkedIn has recently done us the "favor" of having a default setting whereby our names and photos can be used for third-party advertising. You opt-out using these tips.

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

No thanks LinkedIn. Not impressed you did this, especially considering your target audience.

See on brandimpact.wordpress.com

Building Apps With the Yeoman Workflow | Nettuts+

Saturday, July 20th, 2013


What Is Yeoman? Trick question. It's not a thing. It's this guy: Basically, he wears a top hat, lives in your computer, and waits for you

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

Yeoman is an open source project which defines an opinionated stack for web application development. The primary target audience are medium to advanced JavaScript developers who have already started with client side MVC/MVVP/MVVM. It's definitely worth a look!

See on feedly.com

Dropbox announces ‘Dropbox Platform,’ aims to sync everything in the cloud

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013


At its first-ever developer conference on Tuesday, Dropbox unveiled an ambitious initiative called "Dropbox Platform," a set of APIs that promise to deliver an easy cross-platform syncing solution for just about any form of data.

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

I was already considering the Dropbox Sync API as a viable cross-platform sync solution. The newly announced "Dropbox Platform" looks to take this to the next level.

See on appleinsider.com

Samsung, Intel dangle $4M in prizes for Tizen apps

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Winning apps are eligible for prizes that range between $50,000 and $200,000, as the two companies attempt to spur development in their upstart operating system.

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

Samsung is trying hard to wean itself off it's Android dependency. Will it succeed? Tizen is where the bets are being placed, and Samsung needs developers to adopt the platform. Interested?

See on news.cnet.com