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IECFUG February With Terry Ryan + BlackBerry Playbook

Posted by Luis Majano
18 Jan 2011 11:21 PM
If you will be in the Southern California are near Pomona or LA during February 3rd, then you don't want to miss this meeting.  Terry Ryan,

Adobe Evangelist, will be leading our February 3rd, 2011 meeting.  Terry will be presenting on the BlackBerry

Playbook development with Flash Builder and ColdFusion as a back end for Mobile development.  There will be pizza, goodies and much more from what I hear, maybe even free books and schwag!

So if you are in the vicinity, drop by to our usual meeting space at Cal Poly Pomona starting at 6:15 pm to around 9 pm. We meet in room 5-16 of building 98C  (the C/L/A building): campus map.

Hope to see you there!

Awesome Git client for Mac: Tower

Posted by Luis Majano
04 Jan 2011 11:40 AM
I am a huge fan of development tools as I am also a tool developer myself.  One tool that has been lacking in my arsenal was an awesome Git client for Mac, as Mac is my main development environment.  I, like any true geeky developer, love the console, however, there is something about having a UI that gives me a warm warm feeling.  I have used the eGit plugin for Eclipse and although it is usable, it is still quirky as it is still constantly in development.  No disrespect for the developers, but this project is still moving forward and I know it will be a great great plugin and most likely I will use it hands down as my unique git client as it is embedded in Eclipse/CFBuilder.



However, I recently have experienced two great git clients: SmartGit and Tower.  SmartGit is java and cross platform.  It is very very good, but its aesthetics are well, java like and not sparkly like Tower.  Tower is Mac only and it truly shines as a Mac application.  I have really like the inbox style approach where I can move between tags, remotes, branches and stashes.  Nice double click and I have switched branches!  I can even right click on a branch and publish it or pull, refresh, etc.  The graphical history is very very nice and you can even change it to a more github like commit view.

Overall, I would say SmartGit and Tower are two of my favorite git clients.  So give them a shot, it will truly change your outlook on the Git tools landscape.

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