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What would be the most basic Mac Mini to test LibGDX apps on for iPhone?

I am developing apps for Android using LibGDX, and I would like to publish them for iPhone as well. I do not own a Mac and I heard that a Mac Mini would be a cheap solution to develop for iPhone. ...
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Keeping my Macbook synched with Mac. Same files same programs.

Most of the time I am working on my mac on development. I have my terminal the way i want it. The files are also here. I only use the macbook when I go out or need to work on programming classes. Is ...
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What makes VIM such a powerful text editor? [closed]

I read around around the web and many people tend to praise emacs and VIM for their power and versatibility. But to keep things more specific I want to focus on VIM. What makes it so versatile? What ...
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How to compare and filter files in the directory with filename in text file or excel sheet?

I have 100000 mp3 files in one directory, each file contain a random filename , and I have another excel sheet containing the mp3 file's name and to whom it maps to. Is there any way to develop a ...
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File Time Stamp Change Detection

I am doing some forensic exercises and am uncertain about detecting timestamp tampering/forgery. The files were created on an SD card on a mobile device(android) so I assume it's a FAT 32 file system. ...
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Justification for running Active Directory in a development environment [closed]

I currently work in a department focusing on developing software on the .Net platform. They come from a linux/php setting and have moved as a team onto the Windows world. The team have set up a nice ...
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Need guidance starting node js / scala app

I have installed yum/apt-get installed scala, "node install" installed gulp, but cannot find how to run it for dev mode. I have started a number of node applications in the past. I am trying to ...
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Can I show Visual Studio Online Team rooms in Visual Studio 2015?

My team and I use Visual Studio Online quite extensively and we heavily rely on the team room feature for team communication. We used to use an extension for Visual Studio 2013 that allowed us to ...
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If you're programming using C#, are you actually talking to the computer's CPU? [closed]

If you're programming using C#, are you actually talking to the computer's CPU?
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How to use linux to not get crazy with root privileges

I've got a question for you today my dear Linux friends. I'm a windows user primarily. I use it for my work, watching movies, listening to music, playing games, browsing the net and everything else ...
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How do I start writing a high performance html editor with a non default UI on Windows that I can later port to Linux and Mac? [closed]

I want to know the best way to get a window to display non default UI elements while ultimately being multiplatform. I am trying to create an HTML editor which is more reactive but also featuring a ...
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Linux: developement environment for testing already installed application

I have cloned repository with git, that I would like to modify and test. However I have already installed this application via apt-get and I wouldn't like to make conflicts. What are good practices to ...
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Developing within VMs across multiple machines(Virtual box)

Recently I've developed a need to work within a few virtual machines. If I want to work on a different machine I've actually been copying it back and forth and it is a pain to do and causes issues. ...
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Enable 'Show paint rectangles' without having Developer Tools open in Google Chrome

Google Chrome offers an option to visually highlight repainted areas using a Developer Tools option called 'Show paint rectangles'. It is described here: ...
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Development stopped: Is truecrypt unsecure? [closed]

I was looking for truecrypt today and found this: http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/ The page layout changed and claims "truecrypt is unsecure". Futher: "The development of TrueCrypt was ended in ...
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How can we discover what programming language was used to make a software?

How can we discover what programming language a software was written in? For example: Office, Photoshop or any other application and their corresponding languages (C#, Java or ...). Does anyone know?
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After the Heartbleed bug, do we need to update our OpenSSL DLL's?

Our software we develop uses the Indy internet component suite in Delphi. Indy has capabilities for OpenSSL. Since the Heartbleed incident, we're wondering if we need to take action. We distribute 2 ...
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Access MAMP Site on LAN

The senior developer just left our company and I didn't have a chance to ask him how he did the following: At my company we use the hostname "molly.local" in our local development area. We are ...
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How can I sideload J2ME apps on a device?

I'm starting to develop an app for Java (J2ME) phones. So far, the only way I've been able to test the app on an actual device (not emulator) is to put the jar/jad files on a web server, and download ...
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How to make local DNS for pointing domain *.local to localhost?

I'm developing websites and I use xampp which is configured to automaticly point some type of domains to xampp main directory. For example: When I go to site1.local xampp is displaying page located at ...
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Developing and deploying java application

I've been programming in Java for some time and was trying to develop something that I can 'deploy'. I search online for ways of bundling my java program(s) in installable "packages" but can't find ...
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All iOS Provisioning Profiles stuck at pending

I'm attempting to create new iOS Provisioning Profiles, but as I create them the Apple website hangs as I submit the 'Name the profile and generate' page. Returning to the list of profiles I can see ...
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Share files between Ubuntu and OS X (in the same PC)

I think the question title explains itself, but I will give you some details... I have a MacBook Pro Late 2011 with Ubuntu 13.10 and OS X Mavericks sharing the same hard drive with OS X using most of ...
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The Ubuntu package development environment

I've read a lot (e.g., http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/, http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/) but still can't figure out the following questions. Is there cutting-edge Ubuntu package ...
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Making the Windows Terminal Usable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: maximizing the windows Command prompt What I'd like is a way to make the command prompt and PowerShell a little more user friendly. Some basics of a good terminal or ...
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Do you really need a license to develop Windows 8 metro apps?

Do you really need a license to develop Windows 8 metro apps? Even for third party ones not intended to be included in the Windows 8 store? I thought the Metro was the future, and I understand why ...
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Best Approach For Automating Development Environment Installation and Configuration?

This is a problem that has been annoying me for some time now - finally wanted to write about it. Feel free to slap me on the wrist if this has already been discussed in another question on Superuser. ...
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How to script a web application served from ARM board (like Raspberry Pi)? [closed]

What would you suggest as a backend for web application served from a small ARM board like Raspberry Pi running linux? My idea is to control the ARM board via a web interface. This would involve ...
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Is it possible to work on the new Chromebook as a developer?

I saw the new Chromebook which seems great for the price and I thought it would be a good alternative for my personal use (mostly web, mail). But as a web developer, I now I will also use it to work ...
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Is it possible to set up a bare-metal hypervisor on my laptop?

Say I had a Core i7 Laptop with 16GB of RAM and a 750gb drive. Is there a mechanism where I can partition the HD into a Linux, Windows, OS X, Shared Data, Hypervisor setup where I boot a small ...
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“Not all features were successfully changed” when trying to add application development features to Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 Professional x64. When trying to turn some features on the following error occurs, and I am unable to install the features: "An error has occurred. Not all of the features ...
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Portable Ubuntu Development Environment

I'm looking for a solution that allows me to run Ubuntu off a USB stick and have git and few other programs installed that I use regularly for development (FTP, IDE, GIMP, maybe even XAMPP). This way ...
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Turn 2 USB type A ports (receptacles) into an extension cable with 2 type A receptacles using Linux?

I'm currently trying to connect 2 USB devices together, but both ends are type A plugs. Before I buy a physical extension cords with 2 type A receptacles, I'd like to know if I can connect these 2 ...
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How to open ftp link from website in Windows Explorer?

So, i have link on ftp in my page. When user click on this link he's relocate on ftp which open in browser. Is it possible to create behavior such as opening ftp links in Windows Explorer?
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Where to put Visual Studio and SQL Server databases - SSD or HDD? [closed]

Lenovo Thinkpad W520 - Add 128GB or 256GB Vertex 4 I am going to get an ultra-bay for the current HDD for mass storage and data overflow. I am looking at the best way to setup the OS and ...
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What are the risks of giving developers admin rights to their own PCs? [closed]

I need to convince my internal IT department to give my new team of developers admin rights to our own PCs. They seem to think this will create some security risk to the network. Can anyone explain ...
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Transferring iOS/Mac App Store Developer Credentials

I'm a Mac/iOS developer, and currently have all my code and certificates/profiles on a single machine. I'm currently using a 500GB platter drive, but will be moving soon to a 256GB SSD. My drive is ...
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VMWare Fusion on Mac w/ Ubuntu - Setting up shared LAMP Environment

I recently purchased a Mac and installed VMware Fusion and Ubuntu. I've setup LAMP on Ubuntu and setup a mirrored folder between the mac and ubuntu. I want to be able to do my development on the Mac ...
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Software Development Environment Locking up entirely

Currently, our software developers are working with MSVC and have certain parts of their build process reach out to files on the network. Theres one portion of the build process in which they use a ...
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f12 and ctrl + f5 not working correctly

When I try to clear the cache and refresh the page via Ctrl+F5 (or just F5) I get the prompt Type the Internet address of a document, and Internet Explorer will open it for you with a drop down list ...
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Developing Windows Live v14 add ins

I've seen a few tutorials on how to enable add-ons on older versions of windows live, but is there any way to do this in v14? Or is there another way to implement add-ins I created?
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iOS Remote Development

Can an OS X Lion Server be used to develop remotely? If yes, could more than one person be on it at a time? Thoughts? I'm trying to find a way for users without Macs to remote in and learn how to do ...
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What is the difference between Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional

Microsoft makes it so easy these days to pick the right software. I use a Mac but need Windows in a virtual machine for some of my specialized development tools. I am currently running XP and am ...
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Eclipse PDT - SVN is missing, even though I have Subclipse installed

I have following packages installed on my Scientific Linux release 6.0 (Carbon): eclipse-svnkit-1.3.0-3.el6.x86_64 eclipse-rcp-3.6.1-6.13.el6.x86_64 eclipse-swt-3.6.1-6.13.el6.x86_64 ...
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Some guidance on Linux version for general use + interface development?

I'll try to keep this focussed, though by my journey's nature it will want to be everything but. I'm a front-end web developer, I've always developed on Windows with technologies like XHTML, CSS, ...
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What is “upstream”?

I always hear people saying it's better to "merge upstream" and stuff like that when it comes to designing software and the like. I have a feeling it's to do with mainstream linux kernel stuff but I'm ...
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Problem installing Android SDK on Eclipse Galileo

I am using Kubuntu 10.10 and Eclipse Galileo and am trying to install the SDK. I am following the instructions provided at http://developer.android.com. The step where my Eclipse detects the plugin ...
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Ultraportable for development [closed]

I am planning to get a Lenovo ultraportable for development work. It will be a Linux box. I'm looking to compare between the soon-to-be-released x120e ...
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Lightweight CSV viewer for Mac? [closed]

I need to view (large) CSV files on my Mac. I could use something like OpenOffice, but unfortunately it's pretty big and slow. I'm wondering if there's a Mac equivalent of some of the Windows tools ...
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Choosing a Laptop for (Silverlight) Game Development

I use FlatRedBall for Silverlight game development (casual, Flash-style games). I'm toying with the idea of getting a laptop to develop during my commute (~4 hours per day). Probably on Windows XP, ...