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Developing Meteor.js apps on an iPad

It has been a dream of mine to have the option of developing on an iPad when my laptop is unavailable or when I just don't want to lug a full laptop around. Recently I have started developing apps in Meteor.js and I came across a web service and some techniques which allow me to develop Meteor apps on my iPad.

NITROUS.IO on an iPad
NITROUS.IO on an iPad

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A Good Case for Git Interactive Rebasing

One thing that drives me crazy is a messy git log full of unimportant commits. While I subscribe to the commit often philosophy during development, it does lead to commits which have no historical significance to upstream project branches. Who needs a git history full of commit messages like corrected spelling and fixed a php notice. These commits are helpful during active development, but they just clutter up git history if pushed to an upstream repository. It doesn't have to be this way!

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Saving and Updating Nodes with the $node->language Property

Well, you can certainly learn something new about Drupal everyday. I spent a good bit of time trying to figure out why I couldn't perform a simple field value update to a few nodes in an application. So, node_save() was running without error, and nothing I attempted to update in the node object or related fields would save.

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