Literate programming and my Emacs configuration file (June 8, 2012, 22) - Update 2013-08-30: Changed Emacs Starter Kit link. Thanks, Thomas!
Inspired by the Emacs Starter Kit and the literate programming features in org-babel, I reviewed and organized my Emacs configuration. I’m looking forward to adding more notes to my configuration as I explore!
Literate programming is the idea that you should write first and program second, and that
Emacs Chat with Avdi Grimm (Org-mode, Ruby, etc.) (March 4, 2013, 11) - Update 2013-03-16: Get the MP3 or Ogg Vorbis files, or listen to them on archive.org!
Thanks to Matthew Darling’s comment on my post about code coaching, I came across Avdi Grimm’s work with pair programming – and was delighted to find that he uses Emacs too. =) Check out my Skype chat with Avdi about Org-mode
Drupal: Making our build system better (September 15, 2008, 2) - Hooray! We have running code, and we’re about to make another release after our code exits quality assurance. This means, of course, that we’ll need some way to differentiate the inevitable bugfixes that the next production release will require, and development of new features.
What’s the best way to do this? Making a release branch seems
Programming for kids (May 31, 2006, 2) - On the Kagay-anon Linux Users Group mailing list:
we will just help kids learn the basics of programming,
logic formulation, flowcharting and the most important is their typing
speed till they will reach 105 wpm.
Here’s what I think about typing:
I find that as long as they can type without thinking about typing,
they’re fine. Get them to touch-type and
Emacs, the self-documenting editor (October 9, 2004, 0) - In response to cmarguel’s blog entry:
Miguel Arguelles wondered what was so self-documenting about Emacs.
Paolo showed him the source code, but Miguel pointed out people have
to type those comments in anyway. So what makes Emacs a
self-documenting editor and my favorite tool?
Emacs is called a self-documenting editor because the source code to
_any_ function can be found with