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TCLP 2010-03-17 Inner Chapter: Tools

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, my thanks to Lee and Cory for their generous support through their donations this past week. Both qualify for the limited edition cmdln merit badges. I also share an update on the badge experiment for the benefit of those who don’t read the web site.

There is no listener feedback this week.

The hacker word of the week this week is fall through .

The feature this week is a new Inner Chapter on tools. In it, I mention The Pragmatic Programmers.

Grab the detailed show notes with time offsets and additional links either as PDF or OPML. You can also grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive.

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  1. David Moore says

    Hi Thomas,

    When you talked about VIM and Eclipse, I was reminded of an Eclipse plug-in for VI with VIM compatibility called viPlugin. I don’t know that it has all of the functionality you are looking for from VIM, but my colleague swears by it, only leaving it for some Eclipse keyboard shortcuts that have the same key mappings in VIM.

    Thanks for the great show.

  2. Thomas Gideon says

    Thanks for listening and the kind words.

    I’ll check the plugin out. The one I tried, eclim, is an excellent idea but kind of clunky. I’d love to be able to use both Eclipse’s refactoring and vim’s editing capabilities at the same time, which eclim promised, rather than use the almost as good external tool config where I can just invoke vim and load my current Eclipse buffer into it as a convenience.

  3. Jed Reynolds says


    Loved the episode. My recent work environment has changed a lot and your thoughts on programming tools certainly resonate.


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