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Emacs in 5 minutes

December 5th, 2008 by Ryan McGeary · 193 Comments

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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Tags:misc · newbie · news · reviews

Package Faves: js2-mode

April 4th, 2008 by Ryan McGeary · 134 Comments

I just played with Stevey’s new js2-mode. So many previous javascript modes for emacs just didn’t cut it, but now finally, I’m proud to see a javascript mode that works. Steve did a great job with this package. Kudos. Installation Grab the latest js2, put it in your load-path, and configure. Full instructions. Here’s my […]

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Tags:faves · javascript · reviews

Package Faves: rcodetools

July 21st, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 84 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.

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Tags:faves · reviews · ruby

Package Faves: emacs-rails

June 10th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 173 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 […]

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Tags:faves · rails · reviews · ruby

Package Faves: psvn

May 17th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 116 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 […]

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Emacs Key Bindings in Windows

May 10th, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 3 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 […]

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Tags:misc · reviews · windows

Package Faves: iswitchb

April 24th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 102 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 […]

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Highlight the Current Line

April 9th, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 110 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.

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Tags:misc · reviews

Bookmark Mania

March 22nd, 2007 by Rob Christie · 111 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.

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