If you happen to clear out the project info in an Xcode project and want to build against an external executable (e.g. Python), you need to edit the Product Scheme to put that information back. Unfortunately, Xcode doesn’t allow you to type in a path, only to use the system file dialog. It will take […]
Making a GitHub repository of a Python project, you are likely to have a bunch of the compiled Python files included too. These are useless – they are produced at runtime if needed – and clutter up the repo. There is an easy way to get rid of them after you realise your mistake. The […]
Dr. Drang, on how to wrap Applescript from Python so that errors are caught. Beautiful.
The new routine for installing Python plugins to Netbeans, explained in a screencast.
NetBeans is looking better than ever.
I’m perpetually on the lookout for a good text editor that is feature-rich enough to use for Python development. I am still stuck with NetBeans, because I like it enough. But it’s not sustainable. They seem to pathologically hate Python. Sublime Text was recommended to me, and I’ve given it a try. It’s very pretty, […]
Java on the Mac is a mess. Unfortunately, I depend on Java to run NetBeans, under which I do all Python development. I really should switch to another IDE but I’m used to NetBeans, despite the problems with version 7. When I do try other IDEs they feel small and under-featured. Apple doesn’t support Java […]