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Category: project workflow

Semantic Versioning specification.

Looking to create a public API for something? Every wonder about the ways to keep your API compatible? Check out the Semantic Versioning Specification for some thoughts on how to keep yourself from falling into “Dependency Hell.”

Integration of 3rd party tools

I was reading the book “Getting Real” from 37 signals and saw a quote from the guys that made campaign monitor. It seems like a really cool application. Recently I find myself in the midst of the question build or buy when it comes to client apps. Continue reading

Applescript: Copy for web deploy.

There are several workflows that could use some streamlining. One workflow is the migration of a web folder from a production webserver to a client/externally based webserver. Typically I copy the files from one server to another and then weed out the files I dont need. Sometimes I copy to an intermediary directory and upload from there.

Its about time that I worked on a tool to help streamline this workflow. Working on OS X there are several methods of doing this. Applescript and through the terminal with perl. I suppose a php script could also be written, but I was looking for a method primarily for clearing up a project directory for deployment from a local directory or from a networked drive. Not all connections to the webservers I work on require an ftp connection, so I wanted to stay away from scripting an ftp application to filter.

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