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My favorite tools I want to tell the world about

This page lists some tools I’ve been using with success for a while : they may fit your needs as well !

NextCloud

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NextCloud (a fork of OwnCloud) is a very promising software that aims to bring usual cloud services to the home.

However, it’s based on pluggable features that are not always stable. Here are the ones I’m using on a day-to-day basis :

  • web interface to access my own...
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Migrating from Drupal to Jekyll

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New blog concept ?

I write articles about things that required enough amount of work for them to be considered worth sharing. Writing, in turn, also require a fair amount of work to be comprehensive and accurate enough.

I have to admit however that I don’t have time to write advanced articles as much as I would like to. Many of them just stay unfinished in a draft state, never published…

Therefore...

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Python versus Shell scripting : from experience

Python vs Shell

A quick “pros & cons” to choose between Python or Shell scripting, from what I’ve observed through the years.

This could probably apply to other high level script languages* vs shell.

* Like Ruby, but not like Perl, as it shares more with shells from my point of view, like unreadable syntax and execution speed.

Choose Python for :

  • its simple syntax : can be read even by non Python-speaking people. End...
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Sass is a CSS compiler

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A year ago I was very excited to get my hands at Sass.

I thought it could fill the gaps in coding with CSS : preventing variables duplications, automatic generation of multiple static stylesheets depending on the rendering device (vs using media queries which are not always supported and require downloading all versions of the code)…

But it could not.

What really is Saas

Sass-lang.com states it is a “CSS extension language”, but...

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