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== Books ==
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* '''Learning GNU Emacs, 2nd Edition''' by Debra Cameron, Bill Rosenblatt, Eric S. Raymond
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Much better than the current, 3rd edition. The first half of the book walks you through the fundamental steps, as a tutorial.
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Can be obtained from O'Reilly http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781565921528.do
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* '''Casting Spells in Lisp (Emacs Lisp version)''' by Conrad Barski M.D.
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Written originally to teach some other flavor of Lisp, the book has been modified for [http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs-lisp-intro/ Emacs Lisp]. The presentation is in a form between a comic book and a manual that educates while you have fun. The best of both worlds.
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It can be read online [http://www.lisperati.com/casting-spels-emacs/html/casting-spels-emacs-1.html here].
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== Tutorials ==
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* [http://david.rothlis.net/emacs/howtolearn.html How to Learn Emacs]
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* [http://xahlee.org/emacs/elisp.html Xah Emacs Lisp Tutorial] - This concise and concrete tutorial focus on practical needs with examples.
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* [http://xahlee.org/emacs/emacs.html  Xah Emacs Tutorial]
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== Screencasts ==
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* [http://emacsmovies.org/ Emacs Movies] new screencast, promises to come out with a book also
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* [http://www.youtube.com/user/rpdillon?feature=watch Hacks Emacs](YouTube Channel)
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* [http://emacsrocks.com/ Emacs Rocks!]
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* [https://peepcode.com/products/meet-emacs Peepcode's Meet Emacs](commercial)
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== Blogs ==
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* [http://emacs-fu.blogspot.de/ Emacs Fu] - Useful Tricks for Emacs
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* [http://www.masteringemacs.org/ Mastering Emacs]
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* [http://emacsworld.blogspot.com/ Got Emacs?]
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* [http://xahlee.org/emacs/blog.html Xah Emacs Blog] - Tips and tricks for Emacs and Emacs Lisp
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* [http://planet.emacsen.org/ Planet Emacsen] - blogroll, includes probably all above
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== Articles ==
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* [http://batsov.com/articles/2011/11/30/the-ultimate-collection-of-emacs-resources/ The Ultimate Collection of Emacs Resources]
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== Twitter ==
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There are many Twitter accounts dedicated to sharing news and tips about Emacs. One can benefit a lot by following them:
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* [http://twitter.com/#!/emacs_knight @emacs_knight]
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* [http://twitter.com/#!/learnemacs @learnemacs]
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* [http://twitter.com/#!/dotemacs @dotemacs]
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* [http://twitter.com/#!/dotemax @dotemax]
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== Useful Extensions ==
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Before you install a lot of extensions, explore your Emacs distribution! Try {{Keys|C-h p}} ({{Command|find-emacs-packages}}) to browse the available packages by category.
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== Configuring Emacs ==
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[https://sites.google.com/site/steveyegge2/my-dot-emacs-file This] blog post is a great introduction to setting up your init.el (formerly .emacs) and your emacs directory the "professional way"!
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[[Category:Beginner]]
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Revision as of 05:06, 22 June 2012

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