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Alfred Hack for Web Developers

I've been a fan of Alfred for some time and use it to make pretty much everything a keystroke away. I've thrown a very small little extension that reduces the time to jump between console and newly started web app. Generally during development we need to run our app jump to localhost:PORT and make sure it's working. If, like me, you have a lot of different apps and platforms (Scala, Jekyll, Rails, Sinatra, Express to name a few) then PORT becomes the one thing you always need to type and the browsers auto predict is generally not that helpful in this situation.

Alfred to the rescue here, just create a script as shown below and then running alfred and typing l 9000 you can launch your default browser at http://localhost:9000. Very simple but saves me heaps of time at the minute.


Published in Random on April 02, 2012