Using Git Versioning Control Locally


You can add a versioning control system to track and manage your project’s assets with Git locally — you don’t need to upload it to git.com. Here’s how.

Downloading Git

Download Git from http://git-scm.com. It will detect your OS and provide the correct download for it. For my Mac, it was version 1.8.3.2.

The Mac version downloaded a dmg file to my Downloads folder. Double-click to open it, then double-click on the pkg file. (If your preferences prevent you from opening a file from an unidentified developer, then hold down Control, right-click on the pkg icon, and select open.) The Installer should appear; click to continue through the few steps, including providing your admin password. You’ll find a drive icon for the Git dmg package; right-click and select to Eject. (I believe “dmg” is short for “disc image.”)  Continue reading

Easily Add Search Functions to Your App


I have been adding a Search function to my Cordova PhoneGap apps for a few years now. It is so easy that I want to share it with you who have wondered how to do the same. I use a product that works in Windows, and it creates a search database of all words in the HTML pages using Javascript. I’m using Zoom Search Engine 6.0 Professional Edition, available from http://www.wrensoft.com/zoom/Continue reading