Mac OS X Productivity Tips for Developers
Supercharge Your Daily Programming Workflow
By Matthew McCullough, Tim Berglund
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2013
Run time: 4 hours 12 minutes

You’re a talented coder and might even apply some agile practices to your daily workflow. Still, you’re looking for that next boost to better keep track of information, manage your open applications, make working with the terminal more productive, recall information quickly, manage files rapidly, and produce documentation in a portable and effective manner.

This video course shows you how to apply a wide range of tools and techniques—including shell enhancements, markdown files, and spotlight filters, to name a few—to help you become a more productive developer on the Mac OS X platform.

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5.0

Very useful information

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Comments about oreilly Mac OS X Productivity Tips for Developers:

This video series teaches you some very useful developer techniques and tools used on the mac.
It's not tailored to any programming language or something like that. Rather, its focussed on a variety of little very handy tips and tricks a developer can use on a daily basis.

I especially like the zsh part, because I wasn't familiar with it at all.
Now I am using it on a daily basis and I can say, this is only because of this video series.

It's very interesting to see experienced developers showing off some of their knowledge. I would love a follow up series!

 
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    Comments about oreilly Mac OS X Productivity Tips for Developers:

    I have watched them all and rewatched many of the chapters in this series. I've used OS X as my home base for system and database administraiton for years and have plenty of my own tips & tricks. But this series changed how I used my Mac. It's that good.

     
    5.0

    Absolutely recommended

    By ediathome

    from Bayreuth, Germany

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      Comments about oreilly Mac OS X Productivity Tips for Developers:

      I consider myself a quite experienced developer in PHP, Ruby with tools as Textmate, Terminal etc. and I have been a Mac user since 2000. So I thought my knowledge was quite good. This video tutorial blew my mind and I have already applied quite a few techniques shown in the video (e.g. Terminal customization, Homebrew package manager, Emacs shortcuts in regular Mac apps, Customized keyboard shortcuts). My productivity has already improved after watching only the first 7 videos even in areas where I considered myself a pro user. The videos are entertaining, however if you are new to the Mac or new to development they might be too hard to understand. The tools are not explained in deep detail you will always have to do additional research on the net.
      All in all I'd definitely recommend this to a friend.

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      5.0

      Great Tips!

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      Comments about oreilly Mac OS X Productivity Tips for Developers:

      A great collection of tips that are well presented. Some of this stuff I knew about but there were definitely enough nuggets in there to make it worth the purchase price.

      One minor suggestion would be to add a reference sheet containing all of the tools presented and where to read more about them. This could be as simple as a gist containing this info. I know ideally I'd be installing all this stuff via Boxen (presented in the last few modules) but it'd also be nice to have a reference in case I wanted to learn about a few of them separately.

      Overall a great rundown of some really good time-saving tools and techniques.

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