Switching to Vim – Intro

Why am I switching to Vim? I mean, I’ve been an avid user of Sublime Text for a couple of years and I really love it! Well, it has to do with this obsession of mine to be able to do my work exclusively in a browser. I have tried coding and what not through Chrome Dev Tools but found that it had certain limitations especially with saving files. I was discouraged that I might not be able to live out my dream of being a baddass ninja Front End Dev and coding in the browser until…wham! A sweet new Chrome Extension dropped which allows you to use your terminal right in your browser. Perfect! Except that doesn’t help my code editing woes. Until I remembered that I watched a video course on something called Vim, which is derived from vi. For those of you who don’t know what vi is, it’s basically an editor that runs in your Terminal. Or I like to describe it as SysAdmin p0rn.

So. Vim. Bam! Except, I have almost no experience with it aside from watching a course about it on TutsPlus. I have used emacs a little, but I’m told there is an epic, nuclear war between vi and emacs, so something I try not to take sides on. But I soooooooo want to do all of my coding in the browser and try to fulfill my twisted dream of being the Neo of Front End coding.

Thusly, I give you an inside look on my transition to Vim from Sublime Text 2! I will be using it for work and personal projects so hopefully it doesn’t severely drop my productivity such that I am canned 😉

Don Marges

Don Marges

Fullstack Web Developer

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