Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Apr 2013 08:42 UTC
General Development "Alcatraz is an open-source package manager for Xcode. It lets you discover and install plugins, templates and color schemes without the need for manually cloning or copying files. It installs itself as a part of Xcode and it feels like home."
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Pretty cool.
by lucas_maximus on Wed 24th Apr 2013 09:29 UTC
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

This should be pretty sweet for MaxOSX/iOS developers.

Been using npm https://npmjs.org/ and NuGet http://nuget.org/ a lot on my own projects and it it makes things and absolute breeze to get needed dependencies into a project.

Edited 2013-04-24 09:31 UTC

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RE: Pretty cool.
by henderson101 on Wed 24th Apr 2013 14:17 in reply to "Pretty cool."
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Nuget is a nice mix between command line and UI too. One can use the UI, but there's nothing quite like breaking out the package manager console and typing "install entityframework" and it just going away, downloading the dependencies, and applying the package to the active project.

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RE[2]: Pretty cool.
by lucas_maximus on Wed 24th Apr 2013 14:32 in reply to "RE: Pretty cool."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

npm is similar and absolutely brilliant.

If a package is a C++ library or needs a native component it just looks for a C++ compiler and compiles it.

Managing dependencies on a project is just editing a JSON file. Got that an VIM setup on Windows, developing on the command line.

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