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Become a Faster Developer with Vim

jones268
・2 min read

Vim is the world’s most powerful text editor. It's available for nearly every computing platform in existence, and its core design philosophy is simplicity. Vim gives you the power to do what you want it to do with a minimal amount of effort.

Vim is a keyboard-based text editor originally released in 1991. It is named after the word "vi" from the command line. You can do everything faster than with a mouse, it supports macros, jumping to lines and much much more.

Vim can be used in the terminal, over SSH, inside Jetbrains tools such as PyCharm, AndroidStudio, inside Visual Studio Code... and basically everywhere.

How to Master Vim?

If you want to become a faster developer and are new to vim, you can try this tutorial

Vim is an amazing tool for editing text. If you don’t use Vim, you should seriously consider it. It makes writing code faster and more efficient.

The problem is that Vim isn’t easy for beginners and the learning curve can be steep, especially if you’re not coming from a background in hardcore operating systems or programming.

As a beginner, it can be discouraging to use vim. You'll be frustrated not understanding commands, not knowing the right timing to hit the key.

The exercises make it easier and fun to learn Vim.

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Personally I use Vim mode all the time in Visual Studio Code and the terminal. One workflow everywhere and much faster than not using vim.

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Vim is your best friend because it's used by programmers, writers and developers all over the world. Learning Vim is a must to maximize your development speed and efficiency.

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