[TxMt] files in project view
lists.cpruitt at cliffpruitt.com
Fri Jul 6 14:55:03 UTC 2007
On Jul 5, 2007, at 4:42 AM, Graham Ashton wrote:
> I've never understood how people can put up with ftp-ing every little
> change. Is there a way to automate it so you don't have to press any
> buttons to make it happen?
> If it requires a manual "ftp-it-now" thought/action then it's a pain
> in the ass.
It's really not a pain at all, not any more than the tedious bother
of having to keep doing that pesky "Save" thing. It's all about
motor memory. I don't "think" about ftp, it's just part of my motor
memory for save. After your body is used to the action, there's
really no difference between ⌘s and (⌘s)+(⌘⇧=). Unless your
internet connection really sucks, the file is uploaded by the time
you can ⌘⇥ to your browser anyway so it's not much difference.
I've never had a terribly fast experience mounting remote file
systems over the net so I guess it all just depends on personal
preference and environment.
Now, I will say it can be frustrating when you experience network
problems but anything remote is going to behave that way. Plus,
sometimes it's your only option. Shared IIS hosts don't usually give
you much in the way of remote file system access.
> You can't beat running your tests in a realistic environment before
> you check in; that means same the OS (and installed apps/libraries) as
> the servers that you deploy to.
If you're targeting one system & one server configuration I'd agree
with you. If you're targeting a product to run in any plain vanilla
shared hosting environment then it's somewhat irrelevant cause you
don't know what the OS or installed libraries are going to be
anyway. When possible I'd prefer to configure my personal local
server as I desire to suit my product, and then when working to my
satisfaction on the baseline configuration, I can push out to
something else to test again. In reality, though, I'm much in the
same boat as you, however, in that a lot of my clients require
Microsoft IIS Servers, which is why I default back to FTP.
As for the FTP client recommendations, I use Transmit, which has a
lot of features to make it pretty transparent from TextMate or
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