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In this video I go over how I use NERDTree in Vim. It's mainly to create, modify or delete files very quickly.
In this video we'll go over using built in Vim motions and mappings to select and manipulate text within or around HTML tags.
I use this tool quite often for sizing up screenshots and setting pre-defined window dimensions. It comes in handy!
In this short video we'll go over how to list all Docker tags for a specific image on the Docker Hub using the command line.
In this 25 minute video we'll cover both why I really enjoy using wsltty and how to install, configure and customize how it looks.
I've been typing for 20+ years and this is one of my favorite general purpose / programming keyboards when factoring in a few things.
In this video we'll cover a bunch of different find / replace use cases ranging from simple word searches to regular expressions.
It currently supports Phoenix, Rails, Django and Laravel, and this is a 30 minute video demoing how it works and how it was built.
Here's a short video going over how I switch between a dozen software projects in seconds using nothing but my terminal, tmux and Vim.
In this 5 minute video, we'll go over how to view entity relationship diagrams and modify your data with an open source database tool.
Getting your system clipboard to work with tmux and Vim can be tricky. Here's a short video showing how to set it all up.
Here's a short video going over my workflow for writing Markdown documents with Vim. The preview is styled using GitHub's CSS.
One of the best ways to learn anything is to immerse yourself in it and try to solve your problems as they come up. Vim is no different.
Remapping and overriding global hotkeys can be tricky, but here's an easy way to do it with a tool called AHK.
A common use case for this would be opening a specific file with terminal Vim by right clicking a file in Windows explorer.
When writing a book or course, you deal with hundreds of thousands of words and Vim helps you manage that in a sane way.
For years I've been running Linux in VMs or WSL but I wanted to give native Linux a shot. It didn't work out due to audio issues.
I've spent a full year using WSL and I am still convinced it is the ultimate development environment set up if you use Windows.
About 2 months ago I started using Hyper but after really getting a chance to use it, I found it to be unusable, at least on Windows.
Many years ago I used to optimize a lot of my programming decisions for 'what if' conditions or the 5%. That was a mistake.
VSCode has a ton of great extensions and useful settings. Here's a list of extensions that I have installed and how VSCode is configured.
About a month ago I was getting upset with a few ConEmu bugs and with no resolution in sight, I switched to Hyper.
If you spend a lot of time in a terminal then knowing how to search your history efficiently saves a ton of time. Here's how.
When making certain types of edits on a page, having an instant feedback loop directly in your browser is really beneficial.
I would still use 80 characters per line even if I had a 4k monitor. This is especially true for web development.
Learn how to figure out exactly where your disk space is going with WinDirStat because the built in Windows 10 tools do not do their job.
Who would have thought, after 22 years of using a keyboard I learned a new trick by multi-tapping the Home key.
Part of being a developer includes setting up your computer so that you can develop the applications you want to write.
Not backing up your files could lead to data loss in the future. Here's how to do offline backups with a few lines of Bash.
Being able to select and paste more than 1 clipboard item at a time is a huge time saver. Here's a few apps for each major OS.
You may have gotten cryptic errors when trying to use ENTRYPOINT scripts in your images while running Windows. Here's how to fix them.
Learn how to access documentation from popular web frameworks and libraries straight from your favorite code editor.
Sublime Text served me well for many years but I finally made the switch to VSCode because the pros out weighed the cons.
In this article you'll see how to run a PDP-11 simulator through Docker to interact with Unix as it was back in 1972.
The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is ready for prime time. You no longer need a VM to run graphical Linux apps on Windows.
With a couple of tweaks the WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux, also known as Bash for Windows) can be used with Docker for Windows.
Learn how to accept webhooks on your local web server, work with subdomains on localhost and test Let's Encrypt without a domain name.
Buying a large whiteboard from a retailer will cost $200+ USD, but you can build your own for $15 and all you need are a few screws.
Learn how to get syntax highlighting and more with Docker related files for Sublime Text 3, VSCode, Atom, Emacs and Vim.
Docker for Windows uses Hyper-V. Having Hyper-V installed prevents you from running VirtualBox or VMWare VMs. Here's a workaround.
If you're running MacOS or Windows you have a few options for installing Docker. There's even a third way too, and we'll compare them here.
Here's a list of software and hardware that I use on a regular basis as a developer and content creator. I will be keeping it updated.
Buying a new monitor is stressful because there's so many things to understand. After reading this article, you will know what to look for.
Ancient civilizations were using forms of IRC to communicate ideas and solve problems. Learn why IRC is great for programmers today.
tmux allows you to save your terminal sessions and split your terminal into multiple windows. It's one of my favorite tools.
Stop wasting time with complicated note taking applications and give Google Keep a shot. You will be pleasantly surprised.
I use Markdown for so many different things. Become an expert with Markdown after seeing how to configure your code editor to use it.
Learn how I blew an entire weekend formatting my computer, playing with the Windows Subsytem for Linux and a Hackintosh, then almost bought a MBP.
Learn how to upgrade and transform a Chromebook to run GalliumOS, which is a native Linux based OS designed for Chromebooks.
There are a number of free virtual desktop tools for all major platforms that you can be using right now to boost your productivity.
I am still using Sublime Text 3 in 2017 because it stands up to my high demands as a full time developer and content creator.
A recap and showcase of 25 Sublime Text 3 packages I use on a day to day basis as a developer who uses multiple technologies.
I built a standing desk a few months ago and here's what I've experienced since then.
Learn how to easily encrypt and organize all of your passwords on the command line using a great little program called 'pass'.
Set up a seamless Linux development environment in Windows using the free version of VMware.
Learn exactly how to build a custom standing desk without being a handyman. No saws required!
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