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Open the current Safari tab in Firefox Developer Edition

Some month ago I decided to split the browser I’m using for development from that one which I use for my everyday tasks. From that day on I used Safari for that everyday tasks. It is a very nice and fast browser. Since Apple introduced that extensions and one had not to go the SIMBL way anymore that browser made an enormous progress in the discipline of speed and energy efficiency. However, there is a feature that is (for me) horrible to use: The developer tools. As Google Chrome had a much better approach, I sticked to Chrome for development.

Roughly a month ago Mozilla released Firefox Developer Edition. A browser adjusted to fulfill all the stuff that developers need for their everyday work. Seriously, it is a really nice alternative to the developer tools shipped with Google Chrome.

Nevertheless, there is one thing that is a really big pain in the neck if you use two different browsers. There are many(!) situations were you want to open the current web page in a different browser. One thing that you can do is copy & paste that URL. This is very time consuming and not really “2014”. As there are tools available like Alfred you no longer need to do things like this manually. For Chrome I always used the Alfred2URLInChrome workflow. You just open the Alfred window type in “Firefox” and there you are. Guess what! A similar Alfred workflow for Firefox is not available.

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Podlove Publisher 1.11

Say hello to the Podlove Subscribe button, the Universal button to subscribe to buttons in the desired podcast client or player website. It ships as a widget, so you can easily display it on your site. For more finegrained positioning, you can use the [button] shortcode.

Categories: Podlove, Projects

Introducing Ace OSF mode

I recently introduced CodeMirror OSF mode. For an upcoming project (spoiler!) I need an editor which features live validation of OSF documents. The popular editor Ace has an easy way to implement such features. Ace OSF mode was born.

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Introducing CodeMirror OSF mode

Shownotes in the context of Podcasts are a simple but suitable method to supply related information to the listener. One approach is the Open Show Notes Format which covers a few application fields.

As it name says, CodeMirror OSF mode, is a mode for CodeMirror which highlights OSF documents. The mode is thought to address people that usually write or edit Shownotes.

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