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How to remove a git remote

In the comments of my article How to use GitHub with Android Studio 1.x, Cynthia gets the following error: can't add remote fatal: remote origin already exists. during execution git remote add origin Unfortunately, it seems…
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How to use GitHub with Android Studio 1.x

Previously, I wrote a post called How to use GitHub with Android Studio, which was based on the beta version of Android Studio. Since then, Android Studio has progressed past the Beta phase and is now officially the primary IDE for…
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Low cost backup solution for Linux using Dropbox and a shell script

In this guide I will explain how to create a backup solution for your Linux server using a basic shell script and Dropbox. It’s good for text files but not so good for bigger media files such as audio and video. It works as follows: We…
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How to use GitHub with Android Studio

This article provides a basic overview of how to use GitHub with Android Studio.  Video Demonstration Firstly, let's login to and create a new repository. From the top right corner of the screen, click the + sign and…
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How to push to a remote Git repository over SSH with private/public key authentication using Android Studio

Android Studio is currently in Beta phase. However given that it is most likely to supercede Eclipse as the next Android IDE, I thought it would be a good idea to start using it now to develop my apps. Like many software engineers, I use…
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What to do if Aptana Studio 3 stops allowing you to commit to git?

I had the following problem: I had been working on a project and wanted to commit my changes to git. When trying to commit (clicking Commands > Commit), it would let me type a message and add the files, however when I click Commit, the…
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How to change the hostname of a Linux server

This post describes how to change a hostname on a Debian 7 Linux server, however it will work on most other Linux distributions too. Switch to root sudo -i Change the /etc/hostname file echo '' > /etc/hostname Restart…
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How to add an SSH public key to your Linux user account

Click here for the quick copy-paste option Hi there, this is something that helps me out frequently so I wanted to share it with the community. If you are at all security conscious, you will want to use public/private key authentication,…
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Creating central git repository

Cloud based source control systems such as github are a great addition to the everyday toolkit of the software engineer. However, what if you want to host your own local git repository? Maybe for security, budget limitations of just personal…
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How to use Scroll View in Xcode 5 Storyboards

Wondering how to create, populate and configure a Scroll View inside a View Controller using Storyboards in Xcode 5? This is for you. Let's get started. Step 1 Add a blank View Controller to your storyboard. Step 2 In the Document Outline…