Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought
Vim, like ...more
But boy, I was wrong. After reading Practical Vim I already know that I've known very little. Even though I was quite efficient and fluent in Vim usage, all the time, I was staying at the Gates.
This book is the right key to the Gates. Use it ...more
This was hands down one of the very best technical books I've ever had the pleasure to read. Drew Neil has found a way to organize the book into a tip format without making it lose focus or seem endlessly unimaginative. Rather, by organizing the tips into themes, he gives the editor itself structure where before there was only the grey void of endless features.
I was an intermediate vim user before this book. It was my primary editor, and I used navigation keys and some basic yank and put operati...more
This is a book that I will get back to many times.
Note on the ebook: Although I usually read technical literature on paper, I was amazed by the simplicity of reading it on my ...more
Personally, learned a ton of functionality and new ways to optimize how I use vim. Will definitely come back for more.
If you are just starting with “:wq”, you may want to get some experience before starting with this book.
I already had some working knowledge of vim and was using it as my day to day programming evironment for some years. After reading this book I realised I ...more
Why that was a problem? Because I'm not VIM master yet. I was looking for a book to would help me get from 'almost zero' to somewhat proficient VIM user and I think that's not the best one.
Don't get me wrong, it's great book (hence four stars) with lot's of knowledge, you just need to be a bit better prepared to get most of it. ...more
I read this book a few years ago. Although not all tips are memorized my muscle, I am still happy vim user now.
If you'd like a taste for what vim's capable of, start with "Learn vim For the Last Time", an article by Daniel Miessler. Then when you're wondering how you'd browse through files, read the top StackOverflow answer to " ...more
Good portion of this book(70% maybe) is applicable to both real vim (& clones) and vim emulators. But some is very vim-core specific and wouldn't fly in VSCode or Idea or Both.
I wouldn't recommend this book for vim newbies as the "Tip" format implies that you have core understanding that can be enrich with tips. But if you have some vim experience, this book is a gem.
I've learned a ton of power moves from ...more
The book is an easy read but not a light one. Having spent close to seven years using vim, I realized that I had barely scratched the surface of this powerful beast, and with this book I take home numerous little snippets which will make my day to day life much easier.
Would definitely recommend reading this book if you wa ...more
I recommend to work through at least Vim tutor before this book, since while it actually covers the very basics of the Vim, I think knowing the very basics before hand helps you a lot to get most o ...more
I’ve been using Vim since 2014. I’ve started reading this book in December 2017, so it took me almost a year to finish it. The book is divided into more than a hundred tips. I was reading a tip ...more
I would suggest focusing heavily on the basics (macro's, fast navigation, normal commands) instead of installing 10 different plugins and rebinding everything.
Start with the simple and work your way up!
PS: Using a good IDE like IntelliJ is still a big chunk of my software development workflow which imo can't be replaced by Vim. But the fast nature of Vim is ideal for scripts/devopsy/quick code lookups/config ...more
it's still a great compilation of scenarios and resources to get going with vim.
I definitely learned valuable stuff to further improve my workflows.
On a different note, it's quite fascinating how powerful vim is for such a long time.
Unfortunately the vim-helppages aren't that accessible if one just got started.
However "Practival Vim" is kind of the missing manual here.
I can definitely recommend it to anyone seeking to understand the vim way.
Drew just saved me days, if not months of my life struggling in editing source files.
One great thing about this book is frequent citations to Vim's reference manual. This makes readers the habit of referring to the original manual and not ever needing to refer back to the book later. Once you read this, you will know it all forever. Without a doubt, there's nothing wrong with this book. Vim warriors must ha ...more
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