24 March 2012

Cheapest, most minimal, and best iPad case

My tip is simple. Go to the hardware store and ask for the small felt pads that are used on the inside of cupboard doors. They are very tough, have great adhesion and they will allow you to put the iPad down on most surfaces without worrying about scratching your baby. The bonus is that you can still have a naked iPad. If you're like me, I just slide mine into a laptop compartment of my knapsack when I go out with it.

06 March 2012

Best Way To Implement Basic Version Control While Keeping Important Files In Sync Between Computers

If you're like me and you are using many computers, and even different operating systems, then you will want to know how to keep your important files in sync and safely backed up to the cloud with version control. You can do this all completely free! My basic method is to use Dropbox and Sugarsync to do this, but I will also show you how to use a free cross platform program called Synkron to sync your important files to a USB key for times when you don't have an internet connection.

05 March 2012

How to Configure PHPStorm to Open Php Files in Your Browser in Localhost

How do you get PHPStorm to show your PHP files in your browser by clicking on the little browser icons in the right part of the window or right clicking and opening in your browser. PHPStorm doesn't just do this automatically. You have to configure it, and the configuration is entirely obvious. Here's what you have to do.

I'm assuming you have XAMPP or its equivalent installed and running on your machine. I'm also assuming you dumped your php files in the htdocs directory of XAMPP and that you can view your files in your browser just by typing the address using localhost/yourfile.php. And now you want to be able to open your files from within PHPStorm.