Expanded Library

Smash into Vim

by Andrew Stewart

Developers of all kinds are rediscovering the power of the Vim text editor. Even after several decades, it's the only text editor to prioritize text editing and manipulation over raw input. Few editors can match the efficiency and power that Vim users experience every day.

What you'll learn

Experienced Vim master, water polo captain, and former British intelligence officer Andrew Stewart teaches you the very basics of Vim. You don't need any previous knowledge of Vim - we'll take you from the beginning. Module 1 will teach you to install Vim, use Vim for simple editing via SSH, configure Vim with sensible defaults, use operators and commands, and work with files, windows and buffers. Module 2 will teach you to productively use Vim's text editing, movement, and manipulation capabilities.

About the author

Andrew has written lots of software in a variety of languages over more than a decade. The one constant has been Vim, his trusty text editor. To everybody's surprise he is now in the fashion industry; as a fashion professional he can say, "Fashion changes, Vim remains."

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