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Firefox DOM inspector

Here’s one that was a ‘doh’ moment for me – wish I’d found it sooner. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dom-inspector-6622/ If you’re messing around with web apps / php / apache / mysql / ajax (frameworks like Symfony / CodeIgniter / Kohana – you get the picture), this is sweet.  The DOM tree seems Read the Rest…

Symfony Tests: Enabling Color (colour) Output for Windows

I’ve seen many confusing posts on how to enable colour output for Symfony testing on Windows. This was pretty straightforward in the end for my Windows 7 x64 machine. First, download and install Cygwin.  Windows command prompt just won’t do it. Then go to http://adoxa.110mb.com/index.html and download ANSICON (I used Read the Rest…

Copy More than 1 piece of text in Windows at a time

Ever needed to copy/paste 2 or more strings of text in Windows, and find yourself Alt-Tabbing, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V’ing all over the place? Well, this free little clipboard manager from xNeat allows you to copy multiple items, then paste from the list. Dead handy if you need to copy database names/usernames/passwords Read the Rest…

StExBar – Easy Command Prompt for Windows

Among other things – this makes it easy to right click any folder from Windows Explorer, and kick off your command prompt window from that directory, without too much keywork. See it at Tortoise Tools.

Version Control – Tortoise SVN book available

New Tortoise SVN book available for us Windows users.  If you’re a Windows user, and need a handy (context / right-click ) interface for version control, this gives a good run-through. Alternatively, go to Tortoise documentation for free manuals.