On Thursday, March 26th, 2015 my friend Jacob and I presented to DevICT on what we love about our editors of choice. Jacob covered vim and I spoke about emacs.
By day, I work as a PHP developer at Research Square. My time is spent developing new functionality for the RS suite of products. This may include working in greenfield code bases or extending our legacy products. In either case, dozens of times a day, I find myself performing various code refactorings.
Without a doubt, Org Mode is one of the most impressive and versatile features of Emacs. Great for writing structured documents, managing lists and planning, and for exporting those documents into a variety of formats, it’s my go to tool for flexible, efficient editing.
One of the requirements of my job is to send out a daily message. This message should summarize what I did the day before, and what I hope to accomplish for the current day. At first, I would spend my day jumping from task to task, and then the next morning, I would rack my brain to make sure I included all the things I worked on.