Ryan Blunden

Code, Music and Motorcycles.

Wednesday

20

August 2014

RoboMongo is the best MongoDB GUI I've seen yet

by Ryan Blunden,

I don't often use MongoDB but when I do, I like to use a GUI that still gives me access to the console. I've tried a few different ones but I've been using RoboMongo lately and it's been flawless. The UI is great, easy and intuitve to use and the only thing I wish they'd add is query history to the console bar. Apart from that, I couldn't recommend it…

Thursday

07

August 2014

Setting up a Python 2.6 virtual environment on OSX

by Ryan Blunden,

I run OSX 9 Mavericks which has the default Python binary at 2.7.5 (/usr/bin/python). This is great, but what if you need to work on a Python app which requires Python 2.6? OSX keeps older versions of Python around (back to 2.5) but how to let virtualenv know about these? Just pass the path to the python binary you want to use when creating…

Monday

28

July 2014

Path to JDK 7 on OSX

by Ryan Blunden,

It is /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_65.jdk/ You might need this if trying to build an Android app targeting Android-L through Android Studio on OSX.…

Monday

28

July 2014

For a fast and easy to install Android emulator, use Genymotion

by Ryan Blunden,

In the past, I had recommended using Intel's x86 system images when running an emulator and while I still think this is a decent choice, I think a better option for an emulator comes from Genymotion. If you want a fast emulator, with a brilliant UI for managing a swag of different Android VMS's, you just can't do better than Geny motion. It's basic emulator is free for personal use…

Wednesday

23

July 2014

Use Jake Wharton's sample app u2020 to learn Android

by Ryan Blunden,

Jake Wharton, has created a sample app called u2020 with the source available on Github. It makes use of some great third party libraries such as Dagger for Dependency Injection and also showcases many best practices for Android development. Check it out!…