Markdown

This is my first post using the WP-Markdown plugin.

“Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).”

I think the first time I’ve used Markdown was for GitHub Readme files. It feels very natural to structure [...]

New Machine Setup

Recently I’ve got a new work Mac Book Pro. Here a a summary of my initial setup:

Preferences

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Software

1Password
Adium
Dropbox
Evernote
Firefox
Fish Shell
Git
Google Chrome
Google Chrome Canary
Google Drive
Growl Fork
Heroku toolbelt
Homebrew (ruby -e “$(curl -fsSkL raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)”)
iTerm 2
Kindle
Mongo DB (brew install mongodb)
node.js
Skype
Spotify
Sublime Text 2 (with packages for CoffeeScript and Stylus)
Sublime Package Manager
Twitter
Redis (brew install redis)
XCode

Global NPM packages

coffee-script
node-dev

Misc

Custom bash prompt
Heroku SSH
Shortcut for [...]

Connecting Pivotal Tracker with GitHub

GitHub with Pivotal Tracker is the killer agile combination.
With the just release Tracker v3 API update it is now easy to connect them.

You only have to configure GitHub Post-Receive Hooks so you can automatically deliver stories/bugs by providing the Tracker ID in the commit statement like: Fixes #TrackerId

How to set it up:

Create a Pivotal Tracker API [...]

GIT Tips and Tools

If you don’t know GIT yet it is a software version control system like Subversion, CVS or Perforce. It was primary developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development.  I have started using GIT in the beginning of 2009 and I must say that after a not so small learning curve I really like it and [...]

High level AS3/Flex library for OAuth with Twitter from AIR

Recently I have played again with the Twitter API and finally have OAuth working. When I have first played with the Twitter API I have used the example from Tour de Flex. The example loads up the friends list and uses the Twitter AS3 API. The API is not really my taste but offers the functionality [...]

Agile with Pivotal Tracker

I have used a few project management tools in the past and the one which really convinced me is the award winning Pivotal Tracker (PT). It is hosted in the cloud and is for free so you can start using it right away.

The first thing you and all project members should do is activating the email [...]