Development Environment Development
Development Environment Development
An infinite field of recursive rabbit-holes
About the Book
Significant chunks of software engineering consist of making a computer understand an idea you've had. This isn't always writing code. Sometimes it's pressing alt-tab fifteen times to find the window you want. Other times it's browsing
man find for the hundredth time. Yet other times the problem is not even the translation into computer-speak - it's formulating intentions clearly enough to qualify for translation at all. This book walks through the major components of a well-built development environment, aiming to also provide general techniques applicable to any technology.
- The Pitch
Who is This Book For?
- What Technologies are Covered?
- How to Read This Book
- About the Author
- What to Expect from this Book
- Conventions Used
- Identifying your Motivation
- Mindfulness Applies Everywhere
Supercharging your Shell
- What’s a Shell?
- What’s a Shell Alias?
- Persisting Aliases
- When Aliases are Not Enough
- Aliases: A Case-Study
- Also Try
Considerations for Your
- Considerations for Your
Automating Environment Setup
- Shell Scripts
- A Step Up from Shell Scripts: Babushka
- More Power: Ansible
- Making a Choice
Editors and IDEs: Choosing and Customizing
- Vim – Ultimate Editing Speed
- Emacs – Ultimate Customization
- Sublime Text – Immediately Cool
- Atom – Like Sublime, Except
- JetBrains – The Big Guns (IntelliJ and friends)
- Making a Choice
Picking an Operating System
- macOS, the Safe Option
- Linux: Introduction and Context
- The Magical World of Linux Distributions
- Ubuntu: Beginner-Friendly and Stable
- Arch Linux: Minimal, Always Up to Date
- Linux: The Rest
Interlude: Finding Answers on the Internet
- Framing the Search Query
- Pinpointing the Actual Problem
- Beware the A-B Problem
- Asking Questions the Smart Way
- Evaluating and Using Answers
Terminal Emulators - What and Why
- macOS: Terminal and iTerm2
- Linux: Choices, Choices
- Get the Most Out of Standard *nix Tools
- The Shiny, the Featureful, the Modern
- Advanced Shell Usage
- Editors and IDEs: Choosing and Customizing
- What’s a “symlink”?
- Anatomy of a Linux System
- Properly Trusting Messages with GPG
- That’s all he wrote
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