Tmux can help you set up your development environment more quickly.
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There are many tools used to make development environments work better or faster. For example, containerization with docker and docker-compose. I don't love these tools because of the cost of the abstraction: getting the image configuration write and waiting for containers to build.
Without containers, whoever, I'm left with a bunch of terminals open, each running some process required for the software I'm writing, that's commonly distributed over
The terminals don't bother me. But I'm grateful to have a tool like tmux to help manage the windows. Tmux is a terminal multiplexer, so it can show many different programs in a single terminal.
Even better, you can script tmux to open certain windows and run certain commands within them. For a small example, consider the following development environment:
Window 1: Editor for coding
Window 2: Split panes for 2 processes: one for the frontend process, one for the backend
env.sh script might be devised like:
cd ~/dev/proj EDIT_SESSION="proj" tmux new-session -d -s $EDIT_SESSION # editing tmux new-window -t $EDIT_SESSION:1 -n "edit" tmux send-keys "nvim ." C-m # processes tmux new-window -t $EDIT_SESSION:2 -n "proc" tmux select-window -t $EDIT_SESSION:2 tmux send-keys "cd client && npm start" C-m tmux split-window -v -t 2 tmux send-keys "cd server && clj -M:server" C-m tmux attach -t $EDIT_SESSION
Pretty neat! And you can imagine how this script might be expanded upon. What are some ways you manage your development environment for speed setup?