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March 1, 2014
by Chris
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Getting started: OSX Command line interface (CLI)

The Command line interface (CLI) is an incredibly powerful tool in your development arsenal and this first post in a series aims to get you up to speed while minimising the chance of serious damage. The terminal is your friend … Continue reading

July 5, 2012
by Chris
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Cocos2d – useful tools

Three years ago there was a dearth of tools for cocos2d development. It’s a lot better now. This is not a comprehensive list of all the tools out there but covers the ones I’ve tried and found useful. If you’re … Continue reading

June 22, 2012
by Chris
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Spritesheets the Movie

A great explanation in animated form of the reasoning behind using a Spritesheet from the creator of TexturePacker Andreas Loew @codeAndWeb. SpriteSheets – TheMovie – Part 1 by Code’n’Web Consider this the Episode IV of Spritesheet movies 😉

March 14, 2012
by Chris
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TimeScroller widget

For anyone who has to occasionally schedule a meeting or phone call across time zones TimeScroller is a great little widget and it’s free! It defaults to the current time but a great feature is the slider at the bottom … Continue reading

February 23, 2012
by Chris
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Python shortcut for animation plists

Quick (and not too pretty) python script I threw together for generating animation frame plists. For a tutorial about using the plist to drive your cocos2d animation check out this great tutorial from Ray Wenderlich’s site. I had a list … Continue reading