First! I must address that I now know what Gradle is actually for and how important it is. The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement and hope. Not much happened development wise, besides launching the site for our model; Bianca Flore.
But I did end up getting a new laptop, where I quickly installed:
- Visual Studios
- Git Bash
- Android Studios
- A WAMP Server
I also switched over to Sublime Text instead of using Notepad++, which I still adore. Truth be told, I really enjoyed using Caret, which I used on my Chromebook. I found it to be a simple and quick text editor, but Sublime Text has done the job quite well.
Now I did do some learning of course, and that was getting familiar with Git and in general version control. Git always peaked my interest, but I shied away from it mainly because I couldn’t install it on my Chromebook and I was just intimidated by it. I mean you’re using command prompt! Sidenote: I never thought I would be using the command prompt as much as I have. Used it when learning C#, C, Ruby, Node.js, and Git. It’s definetly a different and cool experience, hope to explore it more.
Anyway back on track! Here are some things I learned from Git;
- Launching Sublime from the Git Bash:
First you must find the file
ls C:/Program\ Files/ Sublime\ Text\ 2
echo 'alias subl="C:/Program\ Files/ Sublime\ Text\ 2/sublime_text.exe"' >> ~/.bashrc
Then set a keyword to it, from the tutorial on Udacity I used subl.
Now do I know what
~/.bashrc mean? Nope, but in due time.
- Setting up a Workspace with Git Bash:
cd ~ :change directories to your home directory mkdir :make the directory cd :go to said directory mkdir (sub) :create sub directory subl :will launch sublime with file called pwd :prints out working directory ls :list the files in this directory
- Comparing files:
git log to find all the commits, from newest to oldest. Then using
git diff to compare the differences in the files.
All in all, this is just a slice of what Git can do. Also will be very useful for developing my Android app.
Have a Happy New Years everyone! Hug someone! -Randy