Curious about Emacs? Read about my journey with it.
As of 2019, I no longer use Emacs. I wanted a better shared developer experience with my teammates, so I switched to VS Code
I have been using Emacs for a month (as of this post) and it would be a Herculean task for any other editor to pull me away from it!
At the beginning of December 2016, I joined a new team at Walmart Labs writing Go to optimize the request/response lifecycle. I was having a conversation with one of my new teammates (Shane Hansen, who's an awesome go developer) about which editors we used.
I used Vim. He used Emacs.
I'd been using Vim for over 4 years religiously and that was the moment that I realized that he was the first emacs user I've ever met. It led me to ask, "why have I never given Emacs a try?"
That night I googled "Emacs" and started my journey down the rabbit hole and haven't come back out of it since...in fact, I've given up on considering other editors because Emacs is the best editor for me.
I've tried a number of editors (Coda, Sublime, Atom, VS Code and clearly Vim) but have never been able to leave vim because I always felt so darn productive using it.
Even though I knew I'd be sacrificing my initial productivity, there were a few major reasons I was willing to try out Emacs:
*.orgfile and you can run the code from the file or "tangle" it into its own file, such as a shell script...it's really just amazing). Org-mode itself has been the most valuable reason for me to learn Emacs.
and one minor reason...
Here's some advice I'd like to give you if you're willing to try out Emacs:
evil-mode. Most vim keybinding extensions for other editors are missing basic features that made it hard to use for me.
evil-modebecause I wanted to give the keybindings in Emacs a fair shake too, and they're not so bad! I've been using Emacs without
evil-modeproductively for almost two weeks now.
init.elthat's tangled from my bootstrap.org ]] or read through my osx-defaults which are executed from emacs to setup a new OSX environment. Did I mention how much I love
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