Apple’s brand new Leopard version of OS X includes handy support for connecting to shared remote screens right from the Finder. The intention was to connect to other Macs, but with a bit of tweaking you can also connect to VNC servers running on Linux machines with the same ease.
Ever tried using ‘psql’ or ‘mysql’ on the command-line to connect to your Rails database, only to find you forgot how to specify all those ‘-u’ and ‘-h’ parameters?
This plugin provides handy rake tasks for running DB console programs for the various databases in your database.yml. It supports postgresql, mysql, sqlite and sqlite3 connections.
In this article I discuss techniques for migrating source code repositories from darcs to git. I describe two approaches that failed for me, and introduce a new tool that I was able to use successfully with my own projects, and that can be used to create git mirrors of active darcs repositories.
Ruby On Rails has a Subversion repository with over 7500 commits at the time of writing. In this article I show how you can use Git to have a full local copy of the repository in 9MB, and use it to track upstream changes.
In a subsequent article I will show you how to use such a repository to easily maintain Rails patches for the six months it takes you to get them accepted into Core (wink).