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Another make replacement. This one looks quite neat.
tools  build  development  tup  programming  make 
september 2014 by pw201
Falsehoods programmers believe about build systems
Things to bear in mind before starting on your quest to replace Make, especially if you're writing your own replacement.
make  build  programming  tools 
september 2014 by pw201
fabricate - The better build tool. Finds dependencies automatically for any language. - Google Project Hosting
Make replacement in Python which finds file dependencies by using strace to work out which files the compiler reads.
python  tools  build  make  programming 
september 2014 by pw201
Opt out of PRISM, the NSA's global data surveillance program - PRISM BREAK
Unlikely that the general public will adopt crypto tools but an interesting list of what's out there, none the less.
software  tools  nsa  encryption  crypto  cryptography  tor  prism 
june 2013 by pw201
Coming Home to Vim / Steve Losh
Someone's page about going back to Vim, listing some config options I didn't know about.
programming  tools  vim  editor  tutorial 
september 2011 by pw201
Detexify LaTeX handwritten symbol recognition
Draw a symbol, get the TeX code for it. Amazing what they can do these days.
tools  mathematics  latex  tex 
august 2011 by pw201
Git Immersion - Brought to you by EdgeCase
Looks like a nice introduction to the "git" version control system. Must get round to understanding that one of these days.
programming  version-control  git  development  tutorial  software  tools 
august 2011 by pw201
App Inventor for Android
Graphical app builder for Android phones, for people who don't want to write Java. Interesting to contrast Google's approach with Apple's here: Apple have effectively banned this sort of thing.
programming  development  tools  google  mobile  android 
july 2010 by pw201 - Make Sequence Diagrams with one click
Nice tool for drawing message sequence charts: sort of the MSC equivalent of GraphViz.
design  development  programming  software  tools  msc  message  sequence  diagram 
march 2010 by pw201
txt2re: headache relief for programmers :: regular expression generator
Generate regular expressions from some sample text by clicking on what you want to match. Neat toy.
programming  software  tools  regexp  regex 
march 2010 by pw201
A Few Billion Lines of Code Later: Using Static Analysis to Find Bugs in the Real World | February 2010 | Communications of the ACM
Bunch of academics write a static checker and take it commercial. They are surprised to find that: Compilers for embedded targets accept stuff which isn't quite C, embedded programmers use the stuff, because we're evil. A worryingly large proportion of programmers are clueless ("No, ANSI lets you write 1 past the end of the array"), concluding that "You cannot often argue with people who are sufficiently confused about technical matters; they think you are the one who doesn't get it. They also tend to get emotional. Arguing reliably kills sales." Also, managers like graphs of bad stuff to go down over time, so don't like the tool to improve. Fun article. Via Metafilter.
programming  analysis  security  software  coverity  development  tools  C 
february 2010 by pw201
Journal migration tool
Someone wrote a Python script to help people leave LiveJournal. Could be interesting, as it also does backups.
backup  livejournal  lj  python  software  tools 
april 2008 by pw201

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