Good looking Vim
It's not because we are geeks that we should use awful color schemes. Or should we?
Using Vim without plugins doesn't make any sense. It's like using a Smartphone without any app.
Smooth learning curve
If you don't quit the first week, you'll be using it for the rest of your life. It's my bet!
You are free to do whatever you want (well, almost, see the licence details here) with the ebook.
The entire source code is available on my Github profile. Be sure to check it out!
1 – Introduction
A brief overview of the advantages of vim and why it is one of the best investments you can make in your career.
2 – Usable Vim
In this chapter we see how to configure Vim to make it usable by a "normal" human. Syntax highlighting, file explorer (The NERD Tree), color scheme (Solarized), using the mouse ... We also discuss why it is important to abandon the mouse for the health of your hands / fingers. You can also directly download the entire chapter.
3 — The text editor you've always dreamed of
Once you will be able to use Vim "normally" thanks to the previous chapter, we will see here how to take full advantage of Vim. We introduce keyboard shortcuts as well as modes. We begin by gradually to do without the mouse.
4 — Essential plugins
In this chapter, we put Vim to the next level. We add plugins such as Lusty Explorer (file explorer using the keyboard), Ack (file search) or Ctrl-p (fast searching/opening of files).
5 — Cheatsheet & examples
We finally provide a set of useful/essential shortcuts to master keyboard text editing.