I have been pretty busy since my last update here, but that does not mean I haven’t had the time to explore a couple of things for my everyday Emacs usage.

Lately I had to deal with some Java and some JavaScript. No fancy libraries on top of them, no languages built upon them, just plain, old Java and JavaScript. I took that as a chance to familiarize myself with LSP and especially with Eglot, one of the two (to my knowledge) packages that add LSP support to Emacs. Why Eglot and not lsp-mode? Simple: I like how Eglot leverages project.el and Flymake, tools I heavily rely on, and I also like how quickly it enabled me to type Java and JavaScript code.

(add-hook 'java-mode-hook #'eglot-ensure)

Another tool that entered my day-to-day computing is the built-in version-control system, or VC for short. My love for Magit is well-known, but on my way to a vanilla Emacs appreciation I thought I could give VC a try. It turns out most of the things I need to do with my Git-versioned projects can be done from vc-dir. This means that instead of C-x g for magit-status I have been using C-x p v for project-vc-dir. When it’s time to get my hands dirty with some advanced Git-fu, Magit is always next to me.