Software Development

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  • Linux,  Python

    How to make another version of Python the default version in Linux

    In this post I show you how to make Python 3.7 the default version of Python on Linux. (This should work on all distributions of Linux). My default version of Python was Python 2 and I needed to change it to version 3.7. 1. Steps: Open your .bashrc file in your home directory using a text editor or the shell. Add alias python=’/usr/bin/pythonx.x’ to the file and save it. (x.x is your version that you want to be the default) Logout of your session or reboot your computer, then log back in. Open the terminal and then type in Python. It should now show you the version that you specified…

  • Linux,  Python,  Software Development

    Install Python 3.7 on Elementary OS

    In this article and the below video I show you how to install Python 3.7 the easy way on Elementary OS. This works on Pop_OS! and Ubuntu too. 1. Open a terminal 2. type and run: sudo apt update3. type and run: sudo apt install software-properties-common4. type and run: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa5. Press Enter to add the above repository6. type and run: sudo apt update7. type and run: sudo apt install python3.7 You now have Python 3.7 installed

  • Software Development,  Visual Studio

    How to display line numbers in Visual Studio

    I managed to hide the line numbers in Visual Studio Express 2013 and decided to make a video on how to display the line numbers again. Below are the steps for displaying the line numbers in Visual Studio Express 2013 and also a short video of how to do get them back. In Visual Studio, click on Tools. Choose Options. Expand Text Editor. Click on All Languages. (I chose All Languages but you can choose the specific language that you are using to only display line numbers for that language). Tick the check box next to Line Numbers. Click OK. Your line numbers will now be displayed 🙂

  • Linux,  Linux Mint,  Mono Develop,  Software Development

    Installing Mono Develop in Linux Mint 17.1

    Just a quick video on installing MonoDev in Linux Mint 17.1 1. Open your web browser and browse to the MonoDev Website to copy the GPG Key and the repository link. 2. Open your terminal and run sudo (and paste the GPG key signing key from the above website here) then press enter 3. Now type sudo (and paste the link to the repository from the above website here) press enter 4. Install Mono Develop by running the following in your terminal: sudo apt-get install monodevelop 5. Type y when prompted to download and install the package 6. Open Mono Develop after the installation has finished. If it does not open try points…

  • Java,  NetBeans,  Software Development

    How to install NetBeans in Linux Mint

    I started teaching myself Java and the IDE for most of the tutorials used is Eclipse. The author of the latest book I’m reading is using NetBeans so I decided to install NetBeans 8 to follow along with the author’s examples and the book’s tutorials. The below video shows you how to install NetBeans in Linux Mint which is currently my main desktop OS at home. Apologies for the loss of audio halfway through the video as my headset died. The video does however show the installation, where to find NetBeans after the installation finished and that it works like a charm in Linux Mint.  

  • Java,  Linux,  Linux Mint,  Software Development

    How to install Java (JDK8 and JRE8) on Linux Mint

    Started teaching myself the art of programming using Java and decided to install the Java JDK8 and JRE8 on my Linux Mint 17 PC. This was surprisingly easy and quick to install. Just click on this link and follow the article to install Java on your Linux Mint Operating system. I’m using Eclipse as the IDE which can be installed from the Software Manager in you Linux Mint installation. A video of installing Eclipse will be uploaded soon for anyone who might prefer seeing how it is installed.

  • Eclipse IDE with Android SDK,  Software Development

    A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be available in order to run Eclipse.

    I started learning development for Android and downloaded the Eclipse IDE that includes the Android SDK from the Android Development site. Eclipse should be installed after you installed the Java Runtime Environment. On both my machines I received the below error when starting Eclipse. In my case I think it has to do with the fact that i installed Eclipse and the JRE to D: instead of the default locations in the installers.                   I solved this issue by: 1. Right click the Eclipse exe and choose properties. 2. In the Target field add -vm “D:Program FilesJavajdk1.7.0bin” behind the D:adt-bundleadt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130729eclipseeclipse.exe 3. In essence it…