Did you even think about the possibility to render something in a terminal with a high throughput? Like, let us say, a video from a YouTube. Or, maybe, you wanted to create a game with a UI in a terminal and you need something that you can use as a low-level API to render your UI in a terminal.

Well then, you are reading the blog post that might interest you!

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I got curious about working in terminal text editors. I knew how to work with emacs and Vim, but both were just simple text editors I used to edit something on the remote server.

So, I asked myself how to configure Vim to work as an IDE in the terminal, not the text editor I used before. It must have autocomplete, syntax highlighting, error reporting, etc… And I found out how to do that.

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How often do you face the issue with configuring your development environment? How often do you configure your terminal? Did you install Command Line Tools? What about Homebrew, don’t you forget to install it? Maybe you forgot about some cool plugin for your shell and can’t find it?

This is the problem I am usually faced with clean MacOS install, so maybe you too.

Some error in the terminal, oh, I forgot to install X…
How did that work before? Oh, I had plugin Y, but I don’t remember its name…
Who enjoys remembering all the fishy commands? I don’t…
Burn out my own eyes with a default theme and colors? No, thanks…
Navigating through a plugin repository of your shell to find out all plugins you had
again? Haha, nope…

In case you just want to check the script, here is the link – https://github.com/ghaiklor/iterm-fish-fisher-osx

Further content is the history, my motives, while creating the script.

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Today, I want to tell you about one interesting project called Kittik. The main idea behind this project is to create and show presentations that support shapes, animations, embedding code, etc. right in your terminal. Can you believe this? Ok, let’s dig.

Why do we need this?

We are all hackers, if you are a geek, if you want to impress your auditory with amazing slides in your speech or just for fun — there are many uses you can imagine.

Personally, I’m using it in some of my speeches, light-talks. And, you know, it looks impressive. Let me show you a simple presentation with three slides. It’s not so beautiful as you can create it, but the main purpose of a demo below is to show you all the shapes\animations, you can use, in few slides.

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