What I’m Planning to Focus on in 2022 as a Developer

Obviously getting paid bro

On a more serious note I’m working out how to fit Emacs into my workflow. Yup and then after that I’m working on a terminal application to mimic what the database explorer does in SQL Developer or DBeaver.

Wait What? Is it 2003?

Hear me out. Throughout 2021 I’ve had the chance to write some fun code and use a lot of tools. As a back-end guy some of my tooling is chosen for me by our platform. Using oracle? Then like me you’ll likely use sqlplus, SQL Developer, maybe sqlcl or some third party IDE. Because I also use quite a few other languages and shells I’ve been using VS Code to tie them together.

That was until the 1.63 update took a poop on Oracle’s extension.

This isn’t a knock on VS Code, or Oracle both have worked very well for me but.

But…

For all its marketplace and github integration VS Code isn’t open or easily extensible by the user. Sure you can write and even publish an extension. It’s a great editor and led to the push for LSP. It’s really pushed what an everyday “editor” can do. But it’s still a hook. It’s a tool not for you, but for Microsoft to pull you into their ecosystem. Extending it is difficult compared to emacs or even sublime text. Overriding behavior of the core application or other extensions is near impossible.

So for me in 2022… I’ll be doing my day job. But I’m also going to be making myself a set of tools that I can modify and have some control over.

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Developer, Dog Dad and awful fisherman. Migrating over from using my own HUGO blog on github https://gsilvers.github.io

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Greg Silverstein

Greg Silverstein

Developer, Dog Dad and awful fisherman. Migrating over from using my own HUGO blog on github https://gsilvers.github.io

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