16 Aug 2015
Oh, boy. Python! This is part 3 of 3 on our “Development on Windows” series,
and by “part 3 of 3,” I of course mean I haven’t thought about more Windows
development issues… yet. If I can come up with more, I will be adding
more posts. Tweet at me if you think of any issues you have. Maybe
I’ll tackle git one day.
There’s a couple reasons why setting up Python on Windows is the
hardest. First, a couple of tools that come highly recommended for Python
aren’t compatible on a plain Windows install. Second, I’ve never been able to
successfully install a C-based extension in Windows. I’m trying a new approach
that might be successful as I write this, so hopefully it works out okay.
16 Jul 2015
Continuing on with our “Developing on Windows” series, we will now be talking
about Ruby. Why does everyone think that you can’t develop on Windows? Our
last post talks about getting a decent set up for vim.
Compared to that, this is actually not too bad. It follows three steps:
14 Jul 2015
Look, I know you like to program. I also know you like to play video games.
I know that gaming on Linux and Mac OS X isn’t too bad, but I know that the big
ones are only on Windows.
Dual-booting is an okay solution. It’s okay, SSDs make rebooting pretty quick,
but for less than the amount of work of getting a decent dual-boot set up,
we can pretty much just do the development in Windows.
10 Jul 2015
Well, I’m giving this whole static-site Jekyll,
Octopress thing a go again, hosting
it on Github Pages and all that.
Of course, that means customization. As I imagine I’ll have a lot of code
snippets going up, pretty syntax highlighting would be a good place to start.