Development Tools

Using SSL With MAMP PRO 2.x

If you develop websites with a Mac you’ve probably used MAMP or MAMP PRO. Mamp is a self-contained server environment similar to XAMPP which is commonly used by Linux and Windows developers. While it’s an excellent tool, setting it up…

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So Long Coda, Hello Espresso

When I first switched to Mac about 3 years ago I initially had a hard time finding an editor I liked. I bounced around from TextWrangler, Aptana, NetBeans, and a few others before settling on Coda by Panic Software and,…

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Drupal 7 vs Joomla 1.6

We’re only in the second week of the new year and already us web CMS geeks have a lot to keep us busy. First, last week Drupal released the long awaited Drupal 7 and today Joomla 1.6 was released. Both…

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Thoughts on a Flash-free Mac

In an apparent escalation of their war on Flash Apple has announced that Flash will not be automatically installed on all future Mac shipments. What’s interesting to me is just how much press I’ve seen on the issue today. While in the…

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10 Applications for All Web Developers

There us plenty of software out there for those who develop for the web and every developer has their favorites. For the last almost 15 years I’ve used everything from Adobe’s Photoshop and Dreamweaver to notepad and nearly everything in…

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