Redirect IP address back to localhost on Mac OSX

Just a little trick so I can work on some pre-configured work projects at home without having to have a seperate configuration for home. Basically what I wanted to do was, for a web application that connects to a remote MySQL database (where the host is an IP address instead of localhost), I wanted it to simply redirect and connect to my local database (which had the same username and password set up as the remote database).

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Aptana Studio…better than Dreamweaver, and FREE!

Aptana Studio better than Dreamweaver

To kick off my blog I’d like to share with you my IDE (Integrated Development Environment) of choice for writing and editing all of my website code.

Now I have used Dreamweaver in the past and it is a fantastic product, but comes with a very hefty price tag that most beginners simply cant afford. A little over a year ago, I was scanning the internet for a alternative to the industry-standard Dreamweaver, and after a few days of relentless searching and trying out many different programs, I came across Aptana Studio which ticked all the boxes of the features I needed in an IDE and appeared to be a suitable alternative to Dreamweaver, and best of all, it was (and still is) FREE. Continue reading “Aptana Studio…better than Dreamweaver, and FREE!”