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MacBook Retina Display for coding

This is a question that could be better on Stack Overflow or Programmers, but I thought I'd try it here first. As a programmer, I need lots of screen real-estate for the IDE and files that I'm ...
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As a developer, what will I miss on a Macbook Air? [MBA vs MBP] [closed]

I am an indie game developer. I am in love with the Mackbook Air [13 inch], and want to buy it. I was wondering: Will I miss the DVD drive, and upgradability if I am choosing a Macbook Air over ...
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What's a good XML viewer/editor for Mac OS X?

I use XML Editor from XMLmind for editing/viewing XML file in Mac. It's not bad, but I expect an XML editor for Mac. What options do I have including the commercial/free software?
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Is there an OS X equivalent to the web debugging proxy Fiddler?

I do web development on Windows for my day job, and I rely a lot on Fiddler, which is web debugging proxy. What is an equivalent tool for OS X?
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iOS Developer Tools & Utilities (must haves and nice to haves)

I'm new to Mac's in general and iOS development. I've used an iPhone and iPad, and I'm looking to write apps for both. I'm a (newly) registered Apple developer and have Xcode downloaded and working my ...
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Can anyone recommend a programmers' editor?

I'm looking for a programmers' editor. I know Xcode and I use it for application programming but I'm looking for something that will: Syntax highlight PHP, SQL, Javascript (including jQuery) and CSS ...
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Which Mac to develop iPhone apps? [closed]

I'm a developer working with Windows. I have some cutomers who are interested in iPhone Apps, so I'm looking for a Mac right now. The problem is, that I have no clue at all about what to buy. I don't ...
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Is it possible to run both Xcode 3 and 4 side-by-side on the same machine?

As the title says, can I have both versions of Xcode installed on the same machine?
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Does the developer of a Mac OS X app get the crash reports when the app crashes?

If an app crashes while I'm using it in OS X I get a little (apparently) OS-driven dialog that lets me "report the crash to Apple". It sends along a stack trace and some other system information. ...
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How should I set up my coding environment for PHP, mySQL, and JavaScript development?

I'm having trouble finding a coding environment that is comfortable and I'm hoping anyone has had the same problem. On my windows box at the office I've found my ideal coding environment that I really ...
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How can I clear the JavaScript console in the Safari 6 developer tools?

In previous versions of Safari the JavaScript console in the Developer Tools (aka Web Inspector) had a little 'clear' button at the bottom that emptied out console items, which was useful for getting ...
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No Shark on OS X Lion?

I can't find Shark on OS X Lion. The most recent Xcode is correctly installed, but I can only see Instruments. Has Shark been made obsolete by Instruments ?
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Getting started with jailbroken iOS development? [closed]

  I doubt this is the right StackExchange site for this question (if there is one), but I already posted this on StackOverflow and got insta-downvoted by some grumpy guy that claimed "jailbreak ...
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Is the white MacBook suitable for software development? [closed]

I'd like to know if you think the white MacBook (2.26ghz, 2gig ram) is good for software development (using Xcode, Interface Builder etc...)
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Should I stick with programming on my Apple or switch to Linux?

I was wondering whether or not the switch to Linux would be worth it. I feel like programming on my MacBook Pro is fine and I was wondering what the advantages would be for staying or switching. ...
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Can I develop iPhone apps in Windows?

I would like to develop iPhone apps without using Mac OS X. Is it possible to do this on Windows OS?
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How to send an email from command line?

How to send an email from command line or script? I want to be able to run the script programmatically by passing the receiver and the message.
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How practical is an iPad for “reading” programming books?

Disclaimer: It's kinda hard to search for this question, as Google would give me mostly iOS programming topics. I'm planning on buying an iPad2 and I wonder if other programmers have found it to be a ...
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make, gcc and other developer tools unavailable after installing XCode on Lion

I installed XCode after I upgraded to OS X Lion, I downloaded XCode from the App Store. gcc, make and such are still not found and I cannot compile anything from source because of this. I did a find / ...
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What are good specs for a MacBook to develop on iOS with? [closed]

I want to buy a MacBook to develop on iOS with. What is the best configuration of one? Should I go with a MacBook Pro or just a MacBook? What are the positives and negatives of each?
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In-App Purchases - How can I know who did the charge-back?

App purchases and in-app purchases can be cancelled with charge-back if you send a message to iTunes Store Support within a time frame of a few days and provide them a good reason. I'd like to know ...
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What are the consequences of jailbreaking an iOS device as a Developer?

What would be the consequences of Jailbreaking my iOS device as a developer? What are some of the benefits, and what are some of the issues with Jailbreaking as a developer? How would this effect ...
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Differences between Snow Leopard Server and Desktop?

I have a friend who is wanting to get a Mac Mini to do iPad development. He says the server version is cheaper than the desktop version. I've only ever used the desktop version. Is there any reason ...
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How can I browse WWDC session videos directly on my iOS device or AppleTV?

On my Mac, I can log in to the developer center to watch the videos from the website, and that I can log in on iTunes on my Mac to browse and download them. However, is there a way to browse and watch ...
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Looking for a tool to automatically two-way sync SFTP with local folder

I use OS X for development and I want to push changes to dev server on every ⌘+S. When I check out a different branch, I want the local folder to update accordingly. So I figured I need an ...
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2answers
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Cannot compile C code after installing xcode

When I installed Xcode on Snow Leopard, gcc was not in my path. I manually added /Developer/bin to get gcc. However, I wrote a simple C program to include stdlib.h and stdio.h and print a string, but ...
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Indexing words separated by underscores

When searching using Spotlight for, say, the word "Exotic", it fails to report the file Important_Exotic_Class.h, containing a C++ class by that name. Can you think of a method to make Spotlight ...
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'Pure' GNU C++ compilers for Lion

I need to compile simple *.cpp files with a GNU compiler of at least version 4.3.1. As I understand, Apple's Xcode does not install standard GNU compilers but a modified version suited to Apple's ...
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Easy way to get gcc and make in OSX

I want to install a few CPAN modules in OSX. It filed since the module I want requires make and gcc to be installed. A quick google on the subject tells me that I need to install "Apple developer ...
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Missing autoconf/automake in Xcode 4.3?

After I purged Xcode 4.2 and installed Xcode 4.3 from App Store, I can not find autotools (automake/autoconf) through the command line. I've tried to run find /Applications/Xcode.app -name 'automake', ...
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How do I resize the iOS simulator?

I know that there's Window>Scale>100/75/50% but the scale of the retina iPad simulator is still too big for my screen to be able to test anything. Is there a way I can scale the size of the iOS ...
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Which version of gcc is on Mountain Lion?

I am looking forward to migrate my c++ code to C++11, which might requires at least g++ 4.6. So what is the GCC installed on Mountain Lion?
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How can I find the intersection of two lists in AppleScript?

Let's say I have two lists in AppleScript: set listA to {"red", "green", "blue"} set listB to {"green", "blue"} I'd like to create a third list that has only the items present in both lists: set ...
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What is the most advanced JavaScript editor for OS X?

I tried Espresso but it lacks so many important features like no auto-parentheses, no auto-aliging. What is the most advanced JS editor for OS X? (please not Emacs for me).
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How can I obtain older versions of Xcode?

How can I obtain older versions of Xcode? Is there a way that I can freely download a version that only requires OS X 10.6.8? So far this is all I've found on the matter; but, when I click the ...
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3answers
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CVS on OS X Mavericks

Apparently, Apple has removed CVS under the OS X 10.9 Mavericks devtools (and yes, it's really gone). For the uninitiated, CVS is the Concurrent Version System, a tool for keeping files up to date ...
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Why is the current provisioning process for iPhone development implemented the way it is?

Given the large number of examples of issues with the manual steps necessary to provision devices and install apps using the developer SDK, I am wondering why Apple took this route. Specifically, ...
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Where can I download open source iOS and Mac apps? [closed]

I'm new in iOS and Mac programming and I want to learn from open source projects. Where can I download source code for iOS App and Mac?
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Do I need to be a member of iOS Developers program to develop and install an app on my iPad?

Do I need to be a member of iOS Developers program to develop and install an app on my iPad ? Or can I just run Xcode and specify the device on which to install it ?
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Running .NET binary with mono

When I have abc.exe generated from C#/Mono source, I use 'mono abc.exe'. Is there a way to run abc.exe with 'abc.exe' not 'mono abc.exe'? I mean, when I run 'abc.exe', can I make 'mono abc.exe' ...
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Valgrind Alternative for Mountain Lion

Unfortunately, Valgrind does not support OS X 10.8 yet. After some Googling, I came across some forum posts where people were able to get it to compile and "almost" link. Does anyone know of any good ...
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OSX Application Beta Testers?

Is there a website, platform, to find beta testers for OSX applications?
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2answers
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Changing Chrome's User Agent?

Is it possible to change Chrome (or Chrome based browsers) user agents on OSX? I dont see a menu or preference option for doing so.
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After upgrading to a newer iPhone, how does keeping the old one around for development purposes work?

I have an iPhone 3G and I may be upgrading to an iPhone 4 tonight. I'm on AT&T. Once I get up and running on iPhone development, I'm thinking I want to keep the old phone around to test how apps ...
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Auto sync local files to remote

Are there any OSX tools that can watch for file changes in a directory then sync (SFTP) those changes to a remote server? Basically I want to edit files locally (whatever files, whatever program) and ...
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4answers
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Examples of apps in the Mac App Store not made with objective-c/c/c++?

Are there any apps in the store made using mono, ruby or lisp or put together in another alternative way. Do you know of any? The reason I'm asking is because I'm already making apps using ...
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can i delete “developer-old” folder?

I've got a "developer-old" folder besides for my "developer" folder. "developer-old" contains "headers", "SDKs", etc folders. It'd be nice to delete this folder bc it takes up 10GB. Can I?
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iPad uses for Computer Engineers?

I've had my original iPad for a while now, but haven't used it that much (other than for couch browsing and stuff like that). I was wondering if there was a way I could be using it to it's full ...
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How to clean ._AppleDouble files from unix packages?

Introduction Here's my problem. On occasion, I create the odd deb package using dpkg-deb (e.g., dpkg-deb --build "folder" file.deb). The problem is that any file with an extended attribute, carries ...
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How can my company get our custom Java software to run on the iPad?

I have small company and we have custom software that is written in Java. I am planning to buy a tablet. Originally I intended to get an Android tablet, but I am really impressed by the resolution ...