Here’s a video of us all fumbling through attempting to get the .gitignore file setup.
Richard Seroter (@rseroter) and I (@adron) took a stab at sharing some code, with the attempt to do some pair programming. We made a little progress, and even had some people join us live via Twitter and edit some of the code with us. For a short play by play, check out the blog entry here: http://compositecode.com/2012/08/03/deploy-a-frame…dry-deployment/
Why did the .gitignore not show up on Richard’s Screen?
What were the intermittent errors that came up?
Why did it say I was setup for “premium” but I couldn’t use express?
Is it supposed to be that the other person can’t make changes while someone is chatting?
I’m not sure what happened (anyone at Cloud 9 IDE know what happened) when the .gitignore totally disappeared but in the video you can see that I committed and pushed the .gitignore file. I had to recreate it to get anything to show up, and initially it didn’t seem to share either. I’m not sure how that is supposed to work, but am assuming something wasn’t setup correctly in the first place.
As for express I’ll be giving that a try a little bit later.
Next Steps Toward Deployment
Over the next few weeks or so, Richard and I will be going back and forth building a Node.js based web application for deployment from Cloud 9 IDE to our Iron Foundry Environment. Overall, this will be a slightly drawn out “Deploy a Framework Friday“, with its own sub-parts to the series.
Integrated Development Environments, Browsers, and Addons
Visual Studio 2010 w/ ReSharper 6
WebStorm by Jetbrains
Rubymine by Jetbrains
I picked up the Embers Theme on studiostyles which I found easy on the eyes, but without some of the color bleed that the other theme Somasegar suggested. However, everyone’s eyes are a bit different, so pick and choose as you will.
The classes and methods shown with color coding on the left hand side of the code window is done with VS10x Code Map. The image below shows the code window with the code map showing. This can be really handy when you have a large class file or are just trying to navigate around the file easily. (Click on the image to view full size)
Document Well – If you aren’t sure what this is, go check out the more info. This is a pretty awesome feature, the download is worth this alone!
Searchable Add Reference – Everyone needs this at some point in time or another. It is a huge pain in the ass to find references, this resolves 99% of that pain!
Ctrl+Click Go To Definition – Yes please, thanks! I want my hands on the keyboard, not the mouse. :/
Another tool, that sounds very very similar is the PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2010. This adds must have right click features (yes, I know I just fussed about right clicking and using the mouse, but these features are needed regardless so I suppose a right click menu is acceptable. But would rather have them as short cut keys). Some of the key ones that are huge lifesavers are:
Show All Files – This isn’t the standard show all files that shows hidden files, it does that but does it for the entire solution! 🙂 I dig it.
Undo Close – Ever close a code file by accident, this will get that file opened back up ASAP. In true keyboard short cut fashion it is available as Ctrl+Shift+Z.
Collapse Projects – Nuff’ Said!!!!!
Open Command Prompt – This is nice, again, keyboard only dictates that command prompts will be being opened!
They’ve absolutely improved my day to day coding and am sure they’ll be a great help for anyone that lives in the code regularly. So go check em’ out, I promise you will not regret the time spent.