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Outsystems

OutSystems is a low-code platform to visually develop your application, integrate with existing systems and add your own code when […]

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AppX

With powerful and intuitive editing feature, AppX lets you create custom components to build a genius macOS App never before. quickly drag and drop a component from the toolbox to the design panel, customize its background color, foreground color, text, font, border, shadow, gradient, etc. AppX can generate code automatically, then you can view it in real time, fast export it and add it to your Xcode project. […]

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Expo

A mobile app development tool built on React Native that enables you to build and deploy native iOS and Android applications using JavaScript. According to the creators, Expo is to React Native as Rails is to Ruby. Writing an Expo app is like writing a React Native app, except you never need to open Xcode or Android Studio, or write any native code. The Expo SDK provides access to system functionality such as contacts, camera and social login. It also provides UI components to handle a variety of use-cases that are not part React Native core including icons, an image lightbox, a loading overlay and more. […]

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Expressions

A super simple app for playing with and testing regular expressions. Expressions is probably the best looking regex app with a beautiful minimalistic UI, fullscreen support, automatic dark and light modes, and an editor that gives you full regex syntax highlighting and a live preview of your expression’s results. You can choose between highlighting entire matches or just a single group within your match and easily switch between matched groups with a keyboard shortcut of menubar item. […]

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Deco

An IDE for building React Native apps. Deco improves the React Native development workflow by focusing on component reuse and enabling you to edit your UI in real time. It’s great for prototyping and visual work, thanks to the speed of inserting and tweaking components. Instant “new project” creation makes building individual components and libraries for publishing on npm much more convenient. Deco is also very useful for learning React Native, since you can play with the built-in components without first reading up on their APIs. Deco is now free and open source on Twitter. […]

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MacDown

An open source Markdown editor for OS X, released under the MIT License. MacDown is heavily influenced by, the seemingly defunct, Mou offering a similar editor and live preview interface. It uses the Hoedown parser meaning it’s both efficient and highly configurable, including syntax highlighting in fenced code blocks with language identifiers, TeX-like math syntax, GFM task lists, Jekyll front-matter, and more. You can also provide custom CSS for PDF and HTML rendering to get the exact style you’re looking for. […]

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Crafter

A command line tool for Xcode project configuration. Crafter takes the Xcode templating system one step further by letting you define your Xcode project configuration once, then by calling ‘crafter’ from the command line you will be guided through your custom project setup. Custom options include adding build settings and options, duplicating build configurations, adding a gitignore file and Cocoapods dependencies, custom scripts, and more. Crafter could save you hours of tedious project setup. […]

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RegExr

An online tool for learning, building, & testing regular expressions. RegExr lets you quickly create regular expressions with results updating in real-time as you type. You can roll over any match or expression for details such as range, groups and reference. Expressions can be saved & shared with others or you can search for and rate community patterns. RegExr also includes a complete regular expression reference library, cheatsheet, and several examples to help you get your patterns right. […]

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KZPlayground

Just like Swift Playgrounds, but for Objective-C. Like their Swift counterparts, KZPlaygrounds allow you to test out bits of code and see results in real time without having to build and run each time you make a change. KZPlaygrounds feature extra controls for tweaking values and images; auto-animated values; buttons; and access to all iOS features, so you can prototype production ready code. They are also IDE agnostic, once you run it, you can modify the code even from vim. Krzysztof Zab√Ö‚Äöocki has even managed to perform all sorts of wizardry to make KZPlaygrounds faster than Swift Playgrounds. […]

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