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A better alternative for source code file browsing than finder+quicklook?

I'm not an IDE user and I spend a lot of time going back and forth between finder windows opening files in quicklook just to look at a thing here and there. This gets awkward fast, specially as QL ...
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Do you need an iPhone to build iPhone apps?

I have an iPhone but am thinking of getting a OnePlus 5T and selling my iPhone. I also have a Mac and I've started to develop React Native apps too. Is the iOS simulator enough to test and publish ...
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Is it possible to wirelessly debug iOS app on iPhone?

I'm setting up my Xamarin development environment and there are issues with iOS debugging. I'd like to have a way to debug my app on iPhone, but it's not so easy. Here's the ways I know: Install ...
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Is there a way to code sign ad-hoc iOS apps for longer than 7 days in Xcode?

I know, on Xcode, you can create an iPhone app, and test it on your own phone via USB cable, but this expires after 7 days. I want to create a swift app just for my iPhone and not have it expire so ...
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Using iPad for an developing? [duplicate]

Can i use the iPad pro as my only machine for becominb a full stack web developer? I currently use a pc and from what i know about web development for now can be done on iPad but can i do more ...
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How can I install development tools (e.g. git, python, gcc) for a single user without requiring admin privileges?

I've just done a fresh install of High Sierra and was about to embark on setting my development environment back up. However, I wanted to ask the community if anyone's investigated a way to do this ...
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How do I uninstall the command line tools for Xcode?

We have a bunch of Mac at work that no longer require Xcode or command line tools so we'd like to remove them so the compilers aren't hanging around and we don't have to keep updating them when ...
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Debug user profiles?

There's an error in a user profile I'm generating to configure an wireless internet connection. When I try to import it the Profile Manager tells me there's an error, and if I try to use the profiles ...
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Updating OS X El Capitan to macOS High Sierra as a developer

I'm working as a software developer and have a project that I've taken over from an old colleague which is developed on a mac with OSX El Capitan. I'm having some problems updating Xcode to the ...
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A file viewer like in Total Commander / Krusader

I use DoubleCommander, which is a decent 2-panel file manager. What I am missing is a viewer for the use case of peeking at a text file, especially logs: quick to load handles large text files (GBs) ...
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Safari Remote Debugger on iOS 9.3.5 not working in High Sierra

I was just wanting to debug a JavaScript error in one of our pages that occurs for users with iOS 9. So naturally I plugged in an iPad 3 with iOS 9.3.5, opened the page in Safari and connected the ...
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Is it possible to program an iOS app using an iPad?

As the title states, I am trying to ascertain whether or not it is possible to program (using XCode, I'm guessing) iOS apps for iPad and iPhone using an iPad. I cannot find any related details using ...
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All Ports in Use after High Sierra Update

I'm a developer and I have a project built with a task runner called Gulp, when I try to launch it via command line I get an error saying that the port is in use (3000). I then changed it to all other ...
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How to disable all caches in safari 11?

I am using Safari to develop for a while. One thing I always liked is when you clear the cache, it really does, unlike other browsers I tried in the past. But in previous versions, specially when ...
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gdb's TUI mode broke on macOS

When I try to scroll the source window with the arrow keys, the previously outputted lines are not properly overwritten, resulting in a weird looking: My ~/.gdbinit only contains set startup-with-...
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Visual Studio 2017 Mac: Command line arguments

1st time using/playing with VS 2017 for Mac. Where do I enter command line arguments that will be saved for use with each run? I have found that I can enter arguments in RunWith->CustomConfiguration ...
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How to commit a file with TortoiseHg?

I have installed TortoiseHg on my Mac. I can run it, and it opens the repository browser. However, unlike on Windows, it doesn't add new items to Finder context menu. So I cannot right-click a file or ...
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Is MacBook Air 2017 used for programming viz Java or Python and also for Web development? [closed]

I'm planning to buy a MacBook Air 2017 8 GB RAM with 256 GB SSD. The reason I'm going with a MacBook Air is primarily for portability and Battery life, since I see that it gives at least 10 hours. Is ...
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Swift usage and payment as Apple Developer

My friend and I are planning to use Swift to develop an application for our computer science class. I know there is a $99 fee for being an Apple developer but I was confused as to exactly where this ...
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C# programming on macOS

I am looking for a C# programming compiler on macOS that is a good value. Could you give me any advice?
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Macro software on iPad

I wanna have a background software than can press a certain spot when the notification appears immediately. Is there any app that can do that? Or can I manually write an app and execute it on my iPad?
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How to repair python3.5 and why is it broken at all?

Seems that my python3.5 is broken. I can still call it, either with python3.5 or with /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/bin/python3.5. But it does absolutely nothing, particularly, it ...
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Way for new Mac touch bar to behave the same as the Old keyboard

The new touch bar is not very good for people good at keyboard shortcuts and development. I used to be able to press Shift F8 to get iTunes to play without giving it focus. How can I get the F10,F11 ...
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Which OS is faster for my iMac Early 2009?

I just got a new iMac Early 2009. It's running Mac OS X 10.6.8. I was wondering which Mac OS X version it would be faster to run on since it cannot run the latest macOS. As a developer that is new to ...
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Make Touch Bar Esc key “click” [duplicate]

Is there a way to make the Touch Bar esc key emit a "click" sound when it is pressed? This way I'd have some feedback that I successfully pressed the button when using vim. I'd be happy with an ...
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Is an iPhone 5C suitable for Development in 2017?

I am working on a Unity game, and I cannot afford to buy both an iPhone 7, and my main phone that I am upgrading to (Galaxy S8), nor can I afford to buy a Mac right now. Would developing on a Virtual ...
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iOUSBFamily or USB Prober.app equivalent for macOS High Sierra?

It seems USB Prober.app is no longer a part of Xcode, and iOUSBFamily hasn't been updated since 10.9.4... is there anything equivalent available for High Sierra?
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How to renew Apple Developer Membership manually?

How can I renew my Apple Developer Membership account manually? Is it possible to do this? I know that developer.apple.com/support/renewal describes renewing but does not explain manual renewal.
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Visual Studio For Mac

If I want to use VS to use Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android do I have to keep Xamarin Studio installed on my Mac? VS has always been my favorite IDE, I don't really like Xamarin Studio.
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Is there any way for apps to view your Itunes email address?

Is there any way for apps to access your iTunes email address, in order to use this as a unique identifier to identify a specific user? I'm trying to figure out how certain apps can uniquely identify ...
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Use Homebrew LLVM over Xcode

I'm trying to compile an algorithm package received by someone else. Basically all I need to do is run a bash script and everything will be compiled automatically. Now upon executing the script, I get ...
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Hyper-V in Windows 10 on MacBook Pro

I am considering a Mac as my main development machine, and will most of the time be required to use Windows for my development work. According to the Apple support article Turn off Hyper-V to use ...
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An image editor with an API (preferably python-oriented)

Is there an image editor for OS X (e.g. Preview) that can be operated programmatically, preferably with python, or that has a built-in programming language, like MS Word has VBA built-in (at least on ...
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How to access an iPhone app's database and media files?

How can I access the database of an iPhone app I have purchased to copy it to an Excel spreadsheet? And how can I access its media files to copy them to my hard drive?
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Why iTC app privacy policy is not optional anymore?

When I open some of my apps in iTunesConnect, I see that they are require privacy policy now (the app become edited, Save button is active, privacy policy field is highlighted): I have this problem ...
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App Not Setup: This app is still in development mode, and you don't have access to it - App downloaded from Itunes Store

NOTE: I did NOT create an app, I downloaded one from the Itunes store (Likie App) and trying to synch it to my FB. I received this error message instead...please help!
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Is it possible to have an external developer in Xcode just using exported cert+prov

Is it possible to have an external developer in Xcode without being logged in with an account, but using a exported certificate and provisioning profile? Is it possible to select an imported ...
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How to change Safari HTTP header Accept-Language?

In Firefox Accept-Language is set globally for the browser in the general preferences or via an extension like "Modify Headers" for more frequent changes. But how to do that in Safari? Safari. On ...
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Do I need Parallels Pro to run Visual Studio?

I'm considering installing Parallels to use Visual Studio for my personal use. Can I use the standard $80 version of Parallels? Or do I really need to commit to $100 a year for the Pro version?
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What was the original Mac's (1984) development stack?

What software did original Macintosh developers use and what were common languages used to write that software? In short, I am wondering what the original development environment was like.
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What are the tools required to develop iOS applications?

What are the tools (hardware/software) required to develop iOS applications? Because I want to learn iPhone application development.
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Will the new 13 inch Macbook Pro handle running macOS and Windows in a VM simultaneously?

I'm planning on buying a new Macbook Pro (13 inch) as my primary work computer. I do a lot of .NET development, so I will have to have Windows running in a VM inside macOS (Parallels). I'm currently ...
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Multiple users developing for iOS simultaneously on a Mac using RealVNC

We are a small team of developers and we would like to use MacBook Pro to develop for iOS. Is is possible for several users to log in remotely to the Mac using RealVNC and to work in multiple ...
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Do I need to enroll in “Apple Developer Program Enrollment” for creating a certificate?

I have a website that I am trying to convert to a iOS app using Phonegap. But it requires that I provide ‘certificate (p12) file’ and a ‘provisioning profile’. I am using a Windows machine and have ...
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How can I limit the amount of memory available to a process?

I am developing a program in go; it occasionally ends up allocating very large amounts memory (>>10G on a machine with 8G of physical memory), causing the system to become unresponsive. I want to ...
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Qt Creator and iTerm2

Qt Creator opens the UGLY Terminal app for running/debugging programs. Using this script: #! /bin/bash # ugly escaping: for apple script \ and " need to be escaped, whereas %q takes care of all bash ...
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How to restrict an iOS app to iPad Pro only?

As a developer of iOS software, is it possible to restrict an App to only be available on the iPad Pro? To be more precise, the App we are considering should be restricted to the Apple Pencil, which ...
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How to package a command line software to an Application [duplicate]

I have a command line executable (written in C) with some related resources, and I would like to package it as an application (inside the .app folder). I tried appify.sh which could package shell ...
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Is it possible to access past iOS logs?

I know that you can get live logs from XCode, LemonJar, or cfgutil, but these are all in real time. Is there any way to access logs from before the phone was plugged into the computer? Thanks!
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How to compile with Command Line Tools for Xcode after deleting the Xcode.app application bundle?

I first had Command Line Tools for Xcode installed and then installed the Xcode app. I have now deleted the Xcode.app application bundle but still have Command Line Tools for Xcode installed. However,...

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