Packaging a jQuery Plugin with Bower

Bower is a great package manager for JavaScript or CSS Files. It can be easily used to package a jQuery plugin.

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A Rubyist Guide to Creating jQuery Plugins

Learn how to create a jQuery plugin using Haml, Sass, and CoffeeScript. Then deploy the plugin to the jQuery plugin repository.

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Progress in Developing iOS and Cocoa

Blocks, Literals, ARC and more have been added to Cocoa helping to ease many of the pains developers experienced in the past. It is an awesome time to be an iOS or Mac developer.

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Faster Testing in Rails with Guard for Zeus, RSpec, and Cucumber

Two awesome tools for speeding up testing are Zeus and Guard. Setting them up allows for automatic execution of tests while coding.

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Deploying Rails with JRuby to Heroku

Deploying JRuby on Heroku used to require custom build packs. Not any more. This guide will get any JRuby app up and running in no time.

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NSError is NSAwful

Cocoa appears to be missing a key component to programming: exceptions. In place of the standard try / catch / raise style of programming error objects are used.

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Non-Blocking Long Running Tasks on iOS

Avoiding delays on the UI thread in iOS is key to ensure a snappy interface. Long running should be queued in operation queues to make sure they don't impact perceived performance.

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Copy Paste Menus in iOS

Copy and Paste Menus in iOS can be tricky to setup. This code example should help with the basic syntax for getting one up.

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Extending Objects in Cocoa with Categories‎

Adding in functionality to an existing class in Cocoa is easy using categories. This can be useful for methods that should be transient or when access to the original code is restricted.

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