Posts in category “jEdit”:

jEdit Syntax Highlighting Mode for the Peg/Leg Parser Generator ‘Leg’ Syntax

Posted on April 4, 2011
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I’ve been working on a fast and embeddable Markdown parser that can be used for syntax highlighting in editors, based on the PEG grammar from John MacFarlane’s peg-markdown compiler project. The grammar is written in leg, a syntax for the peg/leg parser generator by Ian Piumarta, and to make my work with this new syntax […]

jEdit Macro for Opening the File Browser at Current Buffer’s “Project Root” Directory

Posted on October 13, 2010
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When I’m working with code in jEdit, my editor of choice, I like to keep the file browser open and docked to the left side of my editor window. When I’m switching between files — often belonging to different projects — I find myself reaching for the mouse in order to manually navigate the file […]

Quick, Declarative UML Sequence Diagrams

Posted on June 4, 2009
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I recently had to create a few UML sequence diagrams, and I decided that I didn’t want to spend too much time manually tweaking and fixing the diagrams themselves (which is what I probably would’ve done, had I used OmniGraffle or something similar), but instead focus on the content — the depicted workflow itself. This […]

Markdown and POD Syntax Highlighting Modes for jEdit

Posted on April 21, 2009
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In The Pragmatic Programmer¹, the authors Andrew Hunt and David Thomas empasize the power of plain text, as well as “generators” that take the canonical form of some document and generate different representations of it. This is very much in line with the way I like to work with a lot of documents, which is […]

fcshctl: the Flex Compiler Shell Controller

Posted on November 3, 2008
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, jEdit, Programming, Scripts | 21 Comments

Introduction Like I’ve mentioned before in this blog, I develop Flex applications using the Flex SDK and jEdit instead of Adobe’s Flex Builder IDE. This setup has worked very well for me but one annoying issue I’ve had to deal with because of this is the slow compilation speed: every time I make a small […]

ActionScript 3 Support for jEdit’s SideKick Plugin Through Exuberant Ctags

Posted on October 9, 2007
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Today VeryVito made a post on his blog that I had been waiting for a while now: he had just written ActionScript 3 support for Exuberant Ctags, which means proper SideKick plugin support for jEdit when editing AS3 with it. He also made nicer icons for use with the CtagsSideKick, so you should definitely check […]

Flex SDK Language Reference Helper Macro for jEdit

Posted on October 1, 2007
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VeryVito at has been writing lately about customizing jEdit for writing ActionScript, which is exactly what I’ve also been doing. A While ago he posted macros for referencing the help files that came with Flash CS3. Well, I don’t have Flash CS3, and I use the Flex SDK to do my ActionScripting, so I […]

jEdit Macros for Running Compilers

Posted on September 25, 2007
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I’ve been using jEdit as my ActionScript 3 editor for a while now. I Like the extension and customization possibilities it gives me, and I’ve used them to create macros for compiling my Flex applications and then bound them to specific keyboard shortcuts to enable quick access to running the compiler.