Ryan Blunden

Code, Music and Motorcycles.

Thursday

16

April 2015

Getting going with Git

by Ryan Blunden,

Learning Git can be hard. Hard and frustrating. This is because until you learn to think about source code control the way Git wants you to, it doesn't really make much sense. Git is not something that you can learn in one class or even one month. It takes time to get your head around but as it's something that you will likely be working with every day, for the…

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…