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How to open multiple applications with one click

Any web developer has an arsenal of applications for building sites. Every day I use Sublime Text, Photoshop, Terminal, Chrome, Firefox, MAMP, Sequel Pro, not to mention Toggl, Slack and Skitch for work tracking and collaborating with

My 3 Favorite Sites to Learn Web Development

I started learning how to do this stuff before there were so many great websites teaching it for free (or almost free). Now there are a slew of pretty great websites devoted to helping you learn how

How to customize terminal bash prompt: add current Git branch and state

Hey, Terminal pro. Time to make your terminal work easier and more efficient by customizing your terminal prompt to alert you to your current git state and branch. A majority of the time my work with terminal

Add/remove file on terminal command line

It’s all about SPEED, baby. I’m always looking for ways to save time in my workflow. Here’s one terminal command that you’ll end up needing at some point. You may not use it all the time, but

A really easy Git workflow for site development

Stop with that FTP non-sense and setup a real development workflow using Git.* I’m fairly new to Git. I’ve only been using it in a team setting for about 6 months. But it has quickly become an

Set a website’s homepage

Level: beginner This was the weirdest, easiest, hardest thing to learn when I started making websites. And if you don’t read the right books or know where to look, it’s something you probably won’t just figure out

Download and extract WordPress quickly from the command line

Here’s a really quick way to get the latest version of WordPress and you don’t even need to open a browser. We’re going to do this all from the terminal. This is really helpful when you’re starting

How to create a new directory/folder from the command line

The longer you spend developing websites, the more you’ll start working from the command line. It’s scary, I know. All that monospace type and no user interface! But we’re going to start small. In this post (and

How to set up secure website browsing

Doing some eCommerce? Creating a login system for your web app? Setting up secure website browsing in extremely important to ensure the security of your users’ data being transferred over the internet. You’ll need to take steps

What programming language should I learn?

When I was first getting started programming, the biggest question I had was “What should I learn?” I had no idea where to start. The web changes every day and I was worried that I’d end up