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What Mac OS X SVN Tool do you like best?

Posted by Luis Majano
Nov 04, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
I usually just use the Eclipse SVN integration using subeclipse and I love it. However, I think it is time to install a native OS SVN tool on my Mac. However, I wanted to find out what is the community's favorite tool for this task.

So, what is your favorite SVN tool for Mac OS X and why?

Eclipse Resource Bundles Editor: Great For ColdBox Internationalization.

Posted by Luis Majano
Mar 17, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
Ernst Van der Linden pointed me out to a great eclipse plugin to use when using ColdBox's Internationalization features. This plugin is the Eclipse Resource Bundles Plugin

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This is an incredible plugin that will help you work with multi-language resource bundles right from within eclipse. I Include the Attessor tool with ColdBox to facilitiate the usage of resource bundles, but this tool takes the cake.

  • It shows the property keys as a list or as a tree
  • It shows all the available locales at the same time
  • You can easily see multi-language translations at one time
  • Change languages with ease
  • New Language wizard that will blow your mind
  • If founds missed keys in any locale and displays a warning icon.
  • It saves the keys grouped, in alphabetical order and with the equal signs aligned.
  • It escapes Unicode characters that are not inside the ASCII subset. Example: C\u00F3digo postal for C√≥digo postal.
  • It founds duplicate property values.
  • Much More...

What Poll or Survey software or service to use? What is your opinion?

Posted by Luis Majano
Mar 02, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
I have been tinkering with the idea of setting up several polls or surveys in order to better get an opinion of the coldbox community. However, I wanted to ask the community what polling software or services they believe are good. I would prefer a solution where I wouldn't have to host it, but more of a service that can generate the HTML for me, sort of like: Or maybe a survey solution would work also.

Anyways, I guess the less maintenance I have, the better. What are your thoughts? What would you recommend as far as polling or surveys goes?

Database Comparison Tools?? Any recommendations?

Posted by Luis Majano
Aug 07, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
I have been dealing with some problems trying to compare three tiers of databases at work and have not done that much research on database comparison tools. Has anybody used some and can recommend some? If they are free then even better. Any suggestions??

CFCUnit Documentation hosted in my site for your needs.

Posted by Luis Majano
Jun 20, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
I have been using more and more cfcUnit and find it really essential now. So I have uploaded the documentation to my site for easy reference that anybody can get access to.

Just point your browser to: and you can read to your eyes content.

Why Model with UML?

Posted by Luis Majano
Jun 18, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
As you all know by know, ColdFusion is an excellent OO platform for web development and as our systems grew in complexity and maintainability we need to plan REALLY WELL!! The best way we can is UML, the Unified Modeling Language. The purpose of the Unified Modeling Language is to provide a language-independent and platform independent modeling notation. UML tools are as versatile as the UML is foundational.

I am so used to modeling in UML now that it is a REQUIREMENT for any project, no matter how small or how big. In that sense, some of you may be beginning to see the benefits of object modeling and may wonder how in the world to start. Well, I found a great article in the NetBeans website that touches on why to use UML and provides some great samples. Although it is directed to the Java developer, I believe a ColdFusion developer can gain some benefit from it.

Why Model with UML?

Help! What are good programs for Screen Video Captures?

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 04, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Can someone please help or recommend on a good video capture software for either pc or mac. I would prefer mac.

I want to start creating some video tutorials for ColdBox.

Any suggestions??

RapidSVN: Gui for SVN repo

Posted by Luis Majano
Sep 12, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
I was browsing the site and came upon this tool: RapidSVN

and it caught my eye because it has a Mac OS version. I just downloaded it and started playing with it. It is basic, but it gets the job done. Please check it out.

More Tools: Antelope an ANT Gui

Posted by Luis Majano
Sep 12, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
I am just creating these entries for all people to share and I don't forget about these great tools. I had never checked out the tigris site so much like today.

These tools are amazing!!

This is an ANT interface called Antelope.

So check it out.

Mac Tip: Quicksilver

Posted by Luis Majano
Aug 04, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
I have just been using this excellent program called Quicksilver: you can find it in the address below:

This is a utility for us, Software geeks, that we like to type.

Quicksilver is a unified, extensible interface that lets you easily execute commands and manipulate data across almost every application on your computer.

Using Quicksilver, you can open applications, create an iCal event, play a song on iTunes, or email information from your Address Book to a friend.

You do all this by typing quick commands. Let me tell you this is AWESOME. It can really accelerate your work.

Below is the tutorials section:

Please check them out, they will blow your mind.

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