Today’s topic will again be about text editing software (one of my favorite topics actually). However instead of discussing text editors itself, I’ll share my opinion on such thing as editor-hopping. What is editor-hopping? It’s well, when you change text editors every day/week/month/year.
For a long time I was a fan of Hack font. It has really nice language support, great readability at size of 9pt, and zero with a dot. I love when zero comes with a dot. Many fonts use zero with a line, to differentiate it from capital O, but on small sizes it is not great, however dot looks fine when both small and big.
Modern text editors usually operate in one instance. When I select some advanced text editor as my preferred editor in the system, I expect this to happen: I click on some file in the file manager; If there’s no editor instance opened, a new instance opens with the file ready to edit; If there is an instance of editor opened somewhere, file is being opened in it, and the editor is brought to me via some focus event.
Another good service is going to be shut down by Google. I was a happy user of Google Play Music (GPM) for a long time, and although it had some problems, I’ve still enjoyed it. It has a decent web interface, fine mobile app, but most importantly I’ve listened to a lot of new music every day, and my library constantly evolved, thanks to Google recommendation systems, which is actually good.
While working on my previous post I was mainly using Emacs, because it has the best support for Lisp languages. It has great integration with the REPL, can run server for my application in background and so on. And actually, I use this a lot while working on this blog - I run hugo process in background to see how my page is looking.