I'd like to take that structure and apply it at the root of a blank
Instead of uploading each file one-by-one (YUCK!), I can zip up the local directory structure I have, right click the root of my
From there, I just have to select the local archive I want and upload it. Voilà! Instantly extracted and ready to roll (note that you will be prompted with a warning that items in the archive will overwrite existing items):
Even if your code never left
Now, if we want to push to (or pull from) the remote repository, we choose that option from the "Version Control" drop down. It's a safe assumption that your remote repo is password protected, so you will likely see a prompt for your credentials:
You'll see a progress indicator similar to this as
It's worth noting that the repository I configured above was not only password protected, but it's private on
Moving code blocks around in your application is a handy feature of many IDEs like Visual Studio and WebStorm. Mist can do this as well. Highlight the code you want to move, and use Alt + Shift + Up/Down Arrow:
While we're on the subject of keyboard shortcuts, pressing "Ctrl + Shift + /" in Mist will bring up the Keyboard Shortcuts Map:
Of course, you can view that at any time for reference – however, the commands I find myself using most from this list are:
There are many more features in Mist related to provisioning, plugins, publishing to app stores, etc. – we're just scratching the surface with these tips. If you're interested in learning more about the other features, be sure to read through the documentation.
Jim Cowart is an architect, developer, open source author, and overall web/hybrid mobile development geek. He is an active speaker and writer, with a passion for elevating developer knowledge of patterns and helpful frameworks.
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