29 November 2010

Setting up Emacs for Rails Development

If you are interested in setting up Emacs on Windows, OS X or even in a terminal specifically for Rails development, this 5 part series of posts is for you.

Starting as a total Emacs newbie, I install it on OS X and Windows with the goal of making it the ideal platform independent development environment for Rails development. Setting Emacs up for Rails is a great way to learn the both basics of the editor and some more advanced features. If you have been toying with the idea of learning what Emacs is all about follow along and before you know it you will no longer be a Emacs newbie.

Choosing a text editor for Rails development

The first post in a series about setting up Emacs, primarily for Ruby on Rails development. This post discusses the reasons for choosing Emacs and the goals of the tutorial.

Installing Emacs on Windows and OS X

The second post in a series about setting Emacs up for Ruby on Rails development. This post explains how to get Emacs installed on Windows and OS X.

Setting up the emacs code browser

This post continues the series on setting up emacs, this time focusing on installing, configuring and using the emacs code browser (ecb).

Emacs Ruby Foo

Before worrying about Rails, you need to get Emacs to behave sanely with Ruby code. That means it should indent it automatically and syntax highlight the code. This post will guide you on getting ruby-mode working nicely.

Rails options for Emacs

How to configure emacs with some Rails specific IDE modes, however the simple solution may be good enough for most people.

A few general emacs tips

Finishing up the series on Emacs, this post points out a few tips and tricks I have learned working in it for the past few years.