The Unlearned Lessons of Vim

Ethan Payne (13.Jul.2017 at 14:00, 50 min)
Talk at OpenWest Conference 2017 (English - US)

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Vim has intrigued you in the past, but let's be honest, it's not an easy thing
to learn. You've been trying to use Vim just like you would any other editor, but the unfamiliar keybindings are always off-putting. Why is it so hard to wrap your head around Vim? Vim isn't like other editors- so you mustn't approach it as one.

Traditional editors provide stand-alone commands to perform isolated
actions. Vim's philosophy encourages you to combine simple tools in
interesting ways. I will introduce you to this mindset of using a small set of provided commands to construct the action you need on-the-fly. Not only will this allow you to better incorporate the Unix philosophy into your life, it will make you a better programmer.
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