I’ve recently been working on a project based in Eclipse (*shudder*). But, I figured as long as I have to use a GUI editor, I might as well get some decent colors going. This was what I managed to put together:
It’s as close as I could get to a direct port of my Molokai theme for Vim. Unfortunately, while Eclipse supports reasonably robust color classes for the code editing panel, it is far less helpful in skinning the rest of the application 🙁
This is a simple dashboard that can run in your spare Tmux/Screen panes. You invoke it with a list of sub-panels you wish to include (e.g. news feed, email synopsis, weather report, system stats, etc.), and it will gather the data and fit it to the size of its pane. You can, of course, run it outside of Tmux, but it does take up the whole terminal, so unless you have multiple terminals natively (Linux/Mac), this is pretty limiting. [Read More]
This is a makefile template that contains the following Git directives:
It’s handy for managing a project under Git version control (especially a project with a remote origin).
I keep this repository for all my development environment config files. Whenever I start up a new Linux machine, the first thing I do is pull these files, and install them in their respective directories. This way, I can get up and running comfortably and quickly. Feel free to borrow whatever you like.
It’s critically important to be comfortable in your development environment. Over time, I’ll post here some of the tips and tricks that work for me. I hope you can adapt some for yourself.
You should never have to solve the same problem three times, and this is especially true of your development environment. The first time you encounter an error, bug, inconvenience, or even a menial task, take a minute to catalog it’s nature and it’s details. The second time you encounter the problem, compare it to your cataloged notes from the first time and try to establish the most general case of problem. The third time you encounter the problem, write a script, create a macro, or build a system to solve it permanently. [Read More]