Data Engineering in The Terminal | How I Kedro


I recently switched over to using Ubuntu, it works well pretty much out of the
box for me. I am using gnome with a dark theme.

Gnome Terminal

I am still using the built in default gnome terminal, it just works. It does
all the things that I need it to do. It supports transparency renders my fonts
and allows me to highlight things well.

  • One Dark Theme


You can find my
dotfiles on
github. Feel free to read through and take anything that you
find useful. I would encourage you not to steal them, but to
integrate the parts that you want into your own dotfiles.
dotfiles are a very personal thing. They are an extension of
ones fingertips designed for how you think and type.


I use zsh as my default shell. I like to use it as my
interactive shell. It works, and does a bit better with
things like tab completion out of the box.


I use the starship prompt for my shell. It works well out of
the box. It looks good and includes all of the information
that I would ever need.


As a team lead I am in and out of many projects per day, tmux allows me to get
in and out of these files with super speed. I was using a mix of vscode and
tmux in until October 2020. At this point I got moved development machines and
pushed myself to use only the terminal. I felt that vscode was just getting
slower and slower, and I was getting less benefit from it. Especially now that
the lsp is a part of nvim.


I really like the raw speed and customizability of neovim. You can see all the
customization, and plugins I have added in my dotfiles.

  • OneBuddy Theme
  • pylsp
  • kedro-lsp


I really like ipython, it lets me edit code in my code editor, then import it
or run it quickly. Ipython gives me the right level of tooling. I don't need
markdown mixed in my code, I put those notes into docstrings, a readme, or
wiki. When I need to see plots I just store them as png or html and view them
in my browser.

I do a bit of customization to my ipython session that you can find in my
dotfiles repo. I use a custom prompt and use rich formatting and tracebacks if
rich is installed.

  • custom prompt
  • rich traceback