How to install and setup Python3 as the default version in Mac OS

July 31st, 2019 No Comments »

Install Python3:

Run the following command in terminal:

brew install python3

Add 2 alias in the ~/.bash_profile file:

# Set pip3 and python3 as default.
alias python=python3
alias pip=pip3

How to improve performance of the Eclipse IDE in Mac OS

July 31st, 2019 No Comments »
  1. Open Finder on the folder you placed the Eclipse application;
  2. Right click on the application and choose the option “Show Package Contents”;
  3. Open the file “eclipse.ini” inside the folder: “Contents/Eclipse/”;
  4. Add the following content:
-XX:+AggressiveOpts
-Xss2m
-Xmn512m
-Xms512m
-Xmx4096m

How to make Mac OS QuickLook display the content of text files

July 31st, 2019 2 Comments »

While browsing files in Finder, if you want QuickLook to display the contents of the any text (txt, json, xml, md and etc.) files, you should run the following commands in your terminal:

** I am assuming you have Homebrew installed.

brew cask install qlstephen
brew cask install qlcolorcode

How to install Maven in Mac OS using HomeBrew

July 31st, 2019 No Comments »

In order to install Maven in your Mac OS using HomeBrew you have to run the following command in your terminal:

** I am assuming you have Homebrew installed.

brew install maven

How to sync folders on Mac OS X with Dropbox using Symbolic Links

October 17th, 2013 2 Comments »

I decided to write this post because yesterday I was talking with some of my friends and we were discussing how amazing it is to have all (pretty much all) files stored in the cloud, thus, not having to worry about losing them because of a stolen laptop or a problem with the hard drive. Well, but some of them were complaining that the thing they hate the most is the fact that they have to put (move or copy) all the files and folders into the folder of the application they are using, i.e Dropbox, where you have to copy (in other words duplicate) all the files you want to share into the dropbox folder.

But I believe that the user should not have to adapt in order to use an application, it is the application that should be able to work for any type of user. I don’t know about you guys, but I have all my files and folders in a very well organized hierarchy that I don’t want to change it just because I want to share or have my files backed up.

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Sharing Eclipse preferences with your teammates

October 14th, 2013 No Comments »

If you write Java code and works with Eclipse, you probably know that Eclipse allows you to change many of its default preferences, but once you’ve done that you will not want to do it again and again every time you change a computer or when there is a new teammate on your team, right?

Well, Eclipse allows you to export and import these preferences helping you not waste time.

To export you need to do the following:

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How to install Tomcat on Mac OS X?

October 6th, 2013 No Comments »

On this video, I show you how to install Tomcat on Mac OS X.

Thank you for your time and feel free to leave any comments or questions.

How to install Eclipse on Mac OS X?

October 6th, 2013 No Comments »

On this video, I show you how to install Eclipse on your Mac OS X.

Thank you for your time and feel free to leave any comments or questions.