RegExr: Learn, Build, & Test RegEx

In Dev Tools, Regex by bchesley0 Comments

RegExr is an online tool to learn, build, & test Regular Expressions (RegEx / RegExp). Source: RegExr: Learn, Build, & Test RegEx One of several handy utility sites for testing regular expressions and learning same.

Heroku | 10 Habits of a Happy Node Hacker (2016)

In History & Futures, Javascript, Node by bchesley0 Comments

SimplifyTech predictions are famously inaccurate, but I’ll make one here for the upcoming year. I predict that 2016 will be the year of simplification in JavaScript.A growing group of developers are simplifying their architectures already. Instead of monolithic MVCs with big frameworks, they’re building apps with static frontends, which can be served over CDN, with a Node.js API for dynamic …


In Dev Tools by bchesley

Get a full fake REST API with zero coding in less than 30 seconds (seriously) Source: typicode/json-server

How to Password Protect Zip Files in Mac OS X

In Mac Tools, OSX by bchesley0 Comments

Run Terminal from the Applications > Utilities folder Type the following command and press [ENTER]: Enter and verify the password when prompted and save this information somewhere secure (1Password secure notes work well). Unless your password entries don’t match the process will run and report files added until complete. The archive “”, is now compressed and encrypted with the password entered. The …

Connect Framework

In Frameworks, Node by bchesley0 Comments

Newcomers to NodeJS typically find its API difficult to grasp. Luckily, many developers have created frameworks that make it easier to work with Node. Connect is one such framework. It sits on top of Node’s API and draws the line between comfort and control. via Meet the Connect Framework – Tuts+ Code Tutorial.

No Tabs in IntelliJ IDEA – Hadi Hariri

In IntelliJ by bchesley0 Comments

No Tabs in IntelliJ IDEAI often come across people complaining about some odd behaviour when it comes to editor tabs in IntelliJ IDEA or any of the other sister products such as WebStorm or PhpStorm. Some expect a different kind of behavior from tabs. Others want the ability to have different colored tabs and some want them numbered.My advice to …

Unix Less Command: 10 Tips for Effective Navigation

In *nix, Dev Tools, OSX by bchesley0 Comments

Unix Less Command: 10 Tips for Effective Navigation via Unix Less Command: 10 Tips for Effective Navigation. Very handy for working with Tomcat or other Nix apps that use log files heavily. From the post my favorites: Forward Search / – search for a pattern which will take you to the next occurrence. n – for next match in forward …