CategoryProgramming Tools

Coloring Terminal Text: tput and ANSI Escape Sequences


A terminal with black-on-white text or vice versa is not very interesting or attractive or informative. Thankfully, modern terminal emulators offer a variety of text styling options as well as foreground and background colors. It’s just a matter of knowing how to apply them with ANSI escape sequences or the tput command. We will explore both methods in this article. How a Terminal Formats...

Why a Blog is a Great Developer Tool


Every developer’s virtual toolbox should contain at least a text editor, a GitHub account and a blog. Being a developer is much more than knowing how to code. Developers must learn and adapt to new technologies, communicate with their peers in order to explain obscure points, and structure their thoughts in order to formulate solutions. They must also have an online presence and a...