The text editor, or IDE, is probably the developers' best friend. Is the editor almost like a ... family member? You spend a lot of time with your text editor: writing, navigating and reading code. Just like a family member, a text editor can be a source of inspiration, annoying, joyful, difficult to figure out and probably something you will need a break from at times.
For a couple of months, I've been on quite a learning journey. I have joined a team where we write code in Clojure, a radically different language from what I’m used to. I also decided to try out a new editor: Emacs, radically different from tools that I am used to.
I still struggle with the context switch of copying some text from a browser (using the well known key combinations ⌘+c and ⌘+v) - to copy-paste in Emacs, using the Kill-ring-save (M-w) and Yank commands (C-y).
So why did I choose Emacs?
Clojure is a very nice developer experience. 💫