How to convert an NSString to a Gecko nsAString
I actually discovered this during my most recent Joy of Coding episode – there is a static utility method to convert between native Cocoa NSStrings and Gecko nsAStrings – nsCocoaUtils::GetStringForNSString. Very handy, and works exactly as advertised.
An “Attach to Process by pid” Keyboard Shortcut for XCode
I actually have colleague Garvan Keeley to thank for this one, and technically I learned this on April 24th. It was only this week that I remembered I had learned it!
When I’m debugging Firefox on OS X, I tend to use XCode, and I usually attach to Firefox after it has started running. I have to navigate some menus in order to bring up the dialog to attach to a process by pid, and I was getting tired of doing that over and over again.
So, as usual, I tweeted my frustration:
Dear lazyweb – is there an XCode keyboard shortcut for “Attach to Process” > “By Process Identifier (PID) or Name”? Mousing it blows.
— Mike Conley (@mike_conley) April 24, 2015
AND LO, THE INTERNET SPOKE BACK:
It seems small, but the savings in time for something that I do so frequently quickly adds up. And it always feels good to go faster!