In preparation for a new upcoming PeepCode screencast, Geoffrey Grosenbach put together a quick 5 minute Emacs introduction. It’s a good summary of some Emacs niceties. Geoffrey also wrote up some of his other initial Emacs impressions.
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December 5th, 2008 by Ryan McGeary · 46 Comments
April 4th, 2008 by Ryan McGeary · 11 Comments
July 21st, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 8 Comments
Rob recently pointed me to rcodetools and its included emacs integration. Specifically, I’ve only had the chance to play with xmpfilter, but so far, I’m very impressed. Let’s use it to annotate lines in a ruby buffer with intermediate results.
June 10th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 43 Comments
The emacs-rails package turns emacs into a Ruby on Rails IDE. To put it simply, I love the package. It gets me excited to see this much active development for an emacs mode. The emacs wiki has a laundry list of the functionality that the mode provides. I don’t think a single blog post can […]
May 17th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 35 Comments
If you interact with a Subversion version controlled repository and you use emacs, then you are probably already using this package. However, I use this package every day, and if someone was just starting to use emacs, this would be on my short list of packages that must be installed. psvn mode is similar to […]
May 10th, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 125 Comments
This might be old news to some, but it was new to me. XKeymacs is a keyboard utility to realize emacs-like usability on all windows applications. With XKeymacs you can use emacs keybindings with any windows application. You can create a keyboard macro and assign any shortcut key too. You also get bash-like command completion […]
April 24th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 19 Comments
This is the start of a series on our favorite emacs packages. Some of these packages are part of emacs core, some aren’t (but we could argue should be). I use iswitchb-mode at least a hundred times a day. iswitchb is one of the features of emacs that I rave about whenever I try to […]
April 9th, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 24 Comments
There are several ways to customize the display of the cursor. I happen to prefer highlighting the current line as a visual cue to keep my eye focused on where I’m working. Before a few days ago, I had not realized there were so many packages to accomplish this, but let’s review a few.
March 22nd, 2007 by Rob Christie · 18 Comments
Bookmarks are one of those features that I have used, but have been on my list to learn more about. This week I decided to bump it off my list and pass along my notes. There are a number of different packages that can be used for bookmarking. I will discuss three.