Helpful Command Line Aliases for OS X

I started a new job this week and with that comes setting up a new computer.

To help make things easy on myself, I like to set up some Aliases in my .bash_profile so I can get things done in the command line a bit quicker.

If you’re looking for shortcuts for the command line, here’s some helpful ones I’m using.

 

Got any other cool Aliases that you use? Let me know.

Automatic Featured Images from Post Title

As I’ve been starting to post to my blog more often, I’ve struggled with how the design of my site should be. . .I want it to be visually appealing, but I don’t have the time or desire to work on images for all my posts. . .this could be an interesting solution to add more visual appeal with little work.

I’ve yet to check it out, but I’m saving the link here to check out sometime soon.

http://www.wpmayor.com/featured-image-plugin/

EasySearch 2.0

When I was first tinkering with Meteor, I played around with EasySearch and it seemed to be a great package that was easy to use. I didn’t have much need for it, but the more I work with Meteor, the more I feel like I will be needing a good solution for search, so I plan to check out EasySearch 2.0 and see how it might work with some projects I’m working on. It’s looking sweet.

https://atmospherejs.com/easy/search

The Meteor Chef

I came across The Meteor Chef several months ago when I first started digging into Meteor, but at the time there wasn’t a whole lot of content on the site and I wasn’t deep enough into Meteor to find it extremely helpful at the time.

During the Meteor hackathon a few weekends ago, someone mentioned The Meteor Chef, so I checked it out and boy has it changed since I last checked it out.

It looks like it’s becoming an incredibly useful resource for Meteor beginners as well as advanced Meteor developers.

I’m looking through some of the Recipes and Snippets, and they’re great!

I can’t wait to dig in more and see what I can learn and put into practice.