learnbyexample

@learnbyexample@programming.dev

Interests: Regular Expressions, Linux CLI one-liners, Scripting Languages and Vim

GitHub: github.com/learnbyexample

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What apps would you love to have open-source alternatives for?

It seems like the FOSS community is continuing to grow, and FOSS apps keep getting better (Immich reallh blew my mind recently), which is a big win 😎 but there are still many apps I use that I would kill for an open source alternative. I am curious what you guys think? Are there any apps you’d love alternatives for?

learnbyexample,

Check out novelwriter.io

I’m not familiar with such softwares (I use pandoc for technical writing), but might help you…

learnbyexample,

I’m self-published and haven’t worked for other publications. Sometimes, my submissions reach HN front page, so you might have seen there or because others picked it up from there and shared around elsewhere.

learnbyexample,

You’re welcome, happy learning :)

learnbyexample,

Yeah, it is uncommon spelling, but if you google, you’ll find it’s not that rare ;)

learnbyexample, (edited )

As per the manual, “Mappings are set up to work like most click-and-type editors” - which is best suited with GUI Vim.

While Vim doesn’t make sense to use without the modes, there are plugins like github.com/tombh/novim-mode!

learnbyexample,

Thanks! 😊

learnbyexample,

Thanks a lot for the kind words! Means a lot to me :)

learnbyexample,

I had to learn Linux CLI tools, Vim and Perl at my very first job. Have a soft spot for Perl, despite not using it much these days other than occasional one-liners (mainly for advanced regex features).

learnbyexample,

I’m doing a beta-read. Well written, great ideas, etc. Unfortunately, the book is turning out to be much darker than I’m comfortable with. I’ll probably try to get to the halfway point before deciding to give up.

learnbyexample,

Like alpha, beta, gamma readers. Used by authors to get feedback at various stages of their book before it is published. Alpha stage is very rough, like first draft. Not sure where the line lies between beta and gamma stage, but they are close to finished works - only typos and minor changes would be made based on reader feedback.

For indie authors, beta readers often help to get a few reviews out close to book publication.

learnbyexample,

I’m a bit active on book-related forums. I post reviews of books I’ve read, give book recommendations, etc. In this case, the author contacted me based on my reviews.

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