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Integration of 3rd party tools
Published July 29th, 2007 by Nate Frank in Category: internet services, project workflow

I was reading the book “Getting Real” from 37 signals and saw a quote from the guys that made campaign monitor. It seems like a really cool application.

Recently I find myself in the midst of the question build or buy when it comes to client apps.

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Applescript: Copy for web deploy.
Published January 18th, 2006 by Nate Frank in Category: project workflow

There are several workflows that could use some streamlining. One workflow is the migration of a web folder from a production webserver to a client/externally based webserver. Typically I copy the files from one server to another and then weed out the files I dont need. Sometimes I copy to an intermediary directory and upload from there.

Its about time that I worked on a tool to help streamline this workflow. Working on OS X there are several methods of doing this. Applescript and through the terminal with perl. I suppose a php script could also be written, but I was looking for a method primarily for clearing up a project directory for deployment from a local directory or from a networked drive. Not all connections to the webservers I work on require an ftp connection, so I wanted to stay away from scripting an ftp application to filter.

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