Tips & Tricks

Local History and TODOs

A few days ago John Lindquist made two screencasts about Local History and TODO features in IntelliJ-based products, which I’d like to share with you, because AppCode is naturally part of IntelliJ family and as such includes this functionality.

Local history
Local History allows to expand VCS functionality for you, or, if you don’t use a version control it’ll help you keep track of everything going on with your code! With all the constant changes made to the code, version control systems can only track differences between committed versions, while local changes can slip unnoticed – and that’s where Local History comes in handy.

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Managing TODOs
TODO comments in the source code help you to keep high performance and have easy access to all the comments and all the places that require further work. It makes navigation faster and work on the code in general becomes more productive and time-efficient.

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2 Responses to Local History and TODOs

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    Matthew Flint says:

    October 25, 2012

    I’ve noticed that the TODO view is often empty, even though there should be items there. Then if I change the file, the TODOs appear.

    When they go missing, they appear in the code coloured light-grey instead of bold blue. I guess that’s relevant.

    My “All TODOs in the project” view only ever has one item listed.

    Is this a bug, or am I missing something?

    (Latest AppCode)

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    Maria Khalusova says:

    October 26, 2012

    Hi Matthew!
    I’ve checked, and everything seems to be working. Can you post this to our issue tracker?

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