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Discussion on: To Vim, or not to Vim? with Allan MacGregor & Alex Smith

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No one mentioned how well vim integrates with external tools. For example, thanks to the builtin terminal (and floating windows) I can use these tools in a way that enhances my workflow.

  • fzf (fuzzy finder)
  • ripgrep (content search)
  • nnn (file explorer)
  • lazygit (git UI)

Also, things like tmux can help you manage projects and multiple screens. I'm not a tmux "power user" but I assume you can do other crazy things with vim + tmux.

And speaking of crazy things, I came across this awesome video a few days ago: What can't you do in Neovim? 2020 (I hope the clickbaity title can convince you to watch it)