LiveCode stacks

When I converted my site to Jekyll & GitHub, one of the things I left behind was a collection of LiveCode (Revolution) stacks. For many years I was active in the Revolution community before going in other directions and over that time, I built up a small library of stacks that I released into the public domain. LiveCode is a cross-platform rapid development environment. There is an open source community edition available for anyone wishing...

Icon Builder 3.0.1

So why an announcement for such a minor upgrade? Version 3.0 got no announcement because it was not the release I wanted. Having downloaded the Xcode 6.2 & 6.3 betas, I had worked out what icons were needed to a WatchKit app. This, combined with several other changes, made me bump the version number to 3.0. Sadly, Apple rejected the update because it referred to pre-release products. So I pulled all mentions of WatchKit out...

App Store Preview Videos

Apple now allows app developers to add a video preview of their app when uploading to iTunes Connect. This video is shown to potential purchasers when they are looking at an app in the iTunes App Store, just like the screen shots. I have been working on an update to 19th Hole and since it uses a custom method for data input, I decided that a video would be really useful in this case. The...

Testing automation

Today I am experimenting with automating post generation. Firstly, there is the structure of the post Markdown document, which really boils down to the file name and the header. I have set up a macro in Typinator so that I just type the title of the post in a text document. I copy that title to the clipboard and type the shortcut. The header is then created with the title and the formatted permalink. To...

Workflow for writing a post

So here is where I need to get used to Jekyll and how things are done. I will end up automating this when I am sure of the process, but for now, I am just going to work my way through it. Start up the local Jekyll server: I opened Terminal and used cd to get to the folder containing my site. Next I started the Jekyll server locally using jekyll serve. This gave me...