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Google Sync

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

And so a friend of mine was battling with moving his contacts from his old phone to a new one, after watching him for a few ticks i realized he was oblivious to Google Sync. Thats right, Google Sync is a service that allows you syncronize your contact address book & calender appointments accross several mobile devices. i.e. Add a contact to your blackberry address book and it auto pops up on your nokia phone & gmail account.

Oh by the way, a Gmail account is required to access this service. Click to follow setup instructions for your device [Blackberry, Nokia, iPhone & iOS, Windows Mobile & Symbian]: Setup Google Sync, there also a 1min video for more info.

Installing Git on Godaddy

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

& so I was sitting and pondering upon which revision control system I should deploy for an ongoing project, seeing that I’ll be needing someone to work on my application UI design in the near future, when my good friend Sola Ajayi, an avid & well matured developer swayed me towards Git. After much persuasion on the benefits, I decided to give it a go, and I’m certainly glad I did.

So what is Git?

Git is a free & open source, distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Git is used for version control of files, much like tools such as Mercurial, Bazaar, Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and Team Foundation Server.

Git-scm.com

Scenario:

I have a shared dedicated hosting plan with Godaddy.com, while my actual development files are local on my system. I needed a scenario where once i’m done with a web-dev session, I would only upload files I modified and keep track of those changes rather than the whole project. (more…)