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Mac Mac setup Tech

Really, really add /usr/local/bin to the PATH variable on macOS

In newer macOS versions custom executables belong in the directory /usr/local/bin. However, the path /usr/local/ is not included in the system’s default PATH variable. I show you how to really, really add /usr/local/bin to the system PATH variable.

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Mac Mac setup Tech

Disable the Dashboard in macOS

Working with multiple desktops and full-screen applications on a Mac, the Dashboard can be annoying. Gladly, there is a way to disable the Dashboard altogether.

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Java Tech

Create a GUI for your Java application with JavaFX

If you come across Java GUI development, people tended to use Java Swing in the past. But Oracle is keen to replace Swing by JavaFX in Java 8. JavaFX allows separating the GUI layouting, the stylesheet and the Java source code (controllers).

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Tech TeX

What the.. TeX? The basics about TeX and LaTeX

If you want to write an academic article or even an academic thesis for your bachelor, master or doctoral degree, you may have came across TeX or at least heard about it. TeX is a typeset language designed by Donald E. Knuth, who is famous in computer sciences for his books “The Art of Computer Programming”. He was so upset by typesetting systems in the 197os that he decided to work out a better typesetting system – TeX was born.

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Shellscripting Tech

Shell script to update all your Git repositories at once

Assume you clone all your Git repositories into the same local directory on your computer, e.g. ~/mygitrepos. It can be a mess to update all the Git repositories especially if you divided a larger software project into several smaller Git repositories.

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Mac Mac setup Tech

Install DrRacket on macOS

DrRacket is an IDE for the programming language Racket, a dialect of the languages Lisp/Scheme. Racket is a good starting point if you want to learn the functional programming paradigm. This blog entry explains how to install the DrRacket IDE on your Mac.

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Mac Mac setup Tech

Oracle 12.1.0.2.0 in Vagrant CentOS virtual machine

Running Oracle on macOS is impossible? No, I show you how to install the Oracle database in a Vagrant CentOS virtual machine on your Mac.