How to edit an incorrect commit message in Git [#git]

This was a new one on me… and I needed it recently. I accidentally committed a change with a totally nonsensical message since I accidentally copy-and-pasted some code into the message field of my commit, which automatically commenced. Thankfully, there is a way to update it before you push (that seems to be the key …

How to Format JSON in TextWrangler [#iosdev, #json, #webdev]

If you’re a TextWrangler user and you wanted to be able to format a block of JSON, you can do it yourself by following the instructions at Java Dev on Mac OS X: Format JSON in TextWrangler 1. Create text (Python) file called “Format JSON” in the following location: ~/Library/Application Support/TextWrangler/Text Filters/Format JSON.py 2. Add …

How to Know When Apple Finally Gets iCloud Right [#iosdev #icloud]

Gus Mueller of Flying Meat Software offers his opinions on what Apple must do to get iCloud right for developers: The Shape of Everything: How to Know When Apple Finally Gets iCloud Right But how are we going to know Apple has finally fixed iCloud syncing for developers and is really serious this time? And …