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More often than not, software projects are difficult to build from source. This can have multiple reasons, here are just a few:

  • The project requires lots of dependencies.
  • The project requires outdated libraries. Once you install those, other projects might break in turn.
  • You’re running Windows or a Mac, but…

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A well-crafted bash command or script can save hours of manual labor. This tutorial will show you exactly how easy it is to become a command-line ninja and automate those tedious tasks. If you need to polish your basics, head over to Shell Commands Every Developer Must Know.

1. The Unix philosophy

The command…

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Are you still dependent on GUIs? You can significantly increase your productivity by learning a few basic shell commands. After learning these, learning more commands will come naturally — promised!

pwd — return working directory name

Let’s start by knowing where you are once you opened your terminal:

$ pwd
/Users/erik

I’m in my home directory…

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Dart is primarily known as the programming language for Flutter, Google’s UI toolkit for building natively compiled mobile, web, and desktop apps from a single codebase. It’s optimized for building user interfaces and developed by Google. It’s used to build mobile, desktop, server, and web applications. …

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Although I’ve been a big fan of Apple’s Macbook Air and Macbook Pro, I’ve recently made the switch to a Dell XPS laptop with Windows on it.

I initially planned to wipe the Dell hard drive to install Linux, but since the beast has a 2 TB SSD disk, I…

Erik van Baaren

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