Colorful Comment Markers in Emacs

Earlier this year I switched to a (mostly) monochromatic theme for coding in emacs. It has been a great experiment so far. I even tried switching back to a colorful theme the other day, and it was so distracting that I ended up switching back. Even though I'm not using…

Movement for Reading in Emacs

I use the usual emacs keybindings for moving the cursor around in the buffer. Usually this is more about positioning the cursor for making edits, but more and more I find myself using emacs for non-editing tasks. In these cases I am less concerned with where my cursor is and…

Old Habits Die Hard

Next up on my little emacsian adventure: changing windows. Guh! C-x o just doesn't work for me. I'm too young to have this deeply ingrained in my head. I cut my teeth on fancy pantsy editors that C-<tab> from open file to open file, and emacs just…

On Emacs and Node.js Testing Workflow

Making it easy to lint your JavaScript is a good step, but it's pretty helpful to be able to execute your tests from within your editor. I'm on a certifiable emacs kick lately, so here's how I got it to work! I wanted to get testing to feel similar to…

On Emacs and Node.js Workflow

One of the things I miss most about my time in Microsoft's realm is the tooling. It had this great way of making you feel nice and cozy within the bounds of how their stuff works (although I always felt the urge to break the mold, because let's face it,…