Brackets on HiDPI screens on Linux

Chrome beta for Linux is supporting HiDPI scaling now, but Brackets, which is based on Chromium, does not yet. If you don't want to wait, you can use Brandon Bertelsen's extension ui-too-small, available in Bracket's extension registry. This extension does not affect the editor font, as this can be changed by the user going to View -> Themes. Feel free to extend the CSS for more elements or plugin windows I missed. You can find the source on github.…

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Avoid multiple imports of the same SCSS file with SASS (a different approach)

Imagine following, quite common scenario: We have a scss file defining standard font and text styles (font.scss), another scss file which defines link styles (links.scss) which uses variables and definitions of font.scss and a third scss file which defines styles for form elements (form.scss), which depends on fonts.scss and links.scss. Managing these dependencies @importing all needed files in the same order in an app.scss will work fine. @import "font"; @import "links"; @import "form"; Unless you need some more flexibility and modularization and you…

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A Dockerfile for git-deps

In Git Minutes #32, Adam Spiers talked about git-deps, which was interesting for me. We don't cherry pick usually nor backport commits, but I analyse bugs trying to find out when and with which the buggy code was introduced. So I gave it a try. Just before Ubuntu released 15.04 it was not trivial to install the required dependecies for git-deps, namely libgit2 >=0.22, I created a Dockerfile based on Ubuntu 15.04, which brings all dependencies for git-deps out of the box. The git-deps visualization server starts…

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Ways to start a Webserver in your current Directory

Lately I searched for a way to open a web server, mainly for static content, from the current directory under Linux. In the java world, I am used to do this with maven or gradle, starting an embedded jetty, tomcat or similar. I did not want to do this for a project where I don't have any java at all, and I found more than one way, a lot of them listed here, and, using Docker, there are way more possibilities than those I found. So I started to list…

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