Category: Tool of the Day

Yeoman, Grunt and Bower

I recently started working on a new web app, and instead of just cloning one of my previous efforts, I scanned the forums to see what sort of tools and templates are hot right now.  I’ve used the HTML5 Boilerplate as a template before, and there is nothing wrong with it, but I wondered whether there was a simple way to customise it for my needs.…

Passwords

Yawn, yawn… not a very exciting subject, but it has to be done.  The number of passwords and accounts that most of us have to keep track of is just not manageable without some sort of system, unless you have a photographic memory.  I don’t. I’ve had a few systems over the years; from using the same password for every account,…

Chocolatey

I first heard about Chocolatey this morning on my cycle in to work, listening to the Software Engineering Radio podcast and their latest episode: “Continuous Delivery on Windows”.  Interesting discussion btw. I hadn’t given much thought to package managers for windows before – that’s what Linux is for isn’t it? – but it struck me as quite a big deal for the future of Windows in…