Running Tests from MacVim in iTerm2 Version 3

Way back in 2011, I wrote a blog post showing how to Run Tests from MacVim via or I’ve been using that setup for years without a problem, but when iTerm2 Version 3 was released, it stopped working. I’ve updated the AppleScript and am posting it here for anyone who wants to run tests in iTerm2 (Version 3) while writing code in Vim.

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Simple Remote Pairing with wemux

Atomic Object is opening an office in Detroit. As part of the preparation for this new venture, I have been looking at ways to simplify remote pairing. I was happy to find out about a new project called wemux.

wemux is a script that simplifies the management of shared tmux sessions.

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Less Perplexing Terminal Multiplexing with tmux

Tmux has been getting a lot of attention lately. As George Nachman works toward a deeper integration of iTerm2 with tmux, more people are becoming aware of the ‘other’ terminal multiplexer. Around the office, people have been asking how I use tmux. While I’m also an avid iTerm2 user, I’m not sure if the new ‘deep integration’ will be worth the additional complexity. Tmux is useful enough on its own.

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Run Tests From MacVim via or

For the past several weeks I have been using MacVim as my primary editor for Ruby coding. My workflow has been to edit some code, Command-Tab over to a Terminal window and run a test by either typing the command, or using the up-arrow to run the same test I had already typed in.

This worked pretty well, but it was annoying needing to type in the full path to the test file when running a new test. And I would often Command-Tab just once thinking this would take me back to a Terminal window, but end up looking at a browser forgetting that I had been reading some documentation in between test runs.

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