Dizzee for Emacs

June 29th, 2018

I needed a way to run multiple applications at the same time that didn't involve opening multiple terminal sessions.

Dizzee

Dizzee is a small little emacs tool that enables running seperate project commands to run without leaving emacs.

First you want to install dizzee (via melpa):

In your emacs settings file settings.el

(use-package dizzee
  :ensure t
  :config (progn
    (defvar dz-projects "~/dotfiles/emacs/dz-projects.el")
    (if (file-exists-p dz-projects)
    (load-file dz-projects)))
)

A project is defined in your dz-projects.el file such as:

(dz-defservice cool-project-client "npm"
                        :args ("run" "serve")
                        :cd "/Users/patrick/github/cool-project-client")

and say you want a project running a server...

(dz-defservice cool-project-server "rails"
                        :args ("server" "-p" "3001")
                        :cd "/Users/patrick/github/cool-project-server")

What dizzee does is start these processes within emacs, lets you start/stop these servers without leaving Emacs.

You could even setup a keybind (or hyrdra) to launch your applications! Or simply M-x cool-project-start.

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