The Pragmatic Programmers: Practical VIM Review

I gave a presentation at SD PHP on Vim, and when I got home from giving the presentation, I had this book sitting on my doorstep. A little late for my presentation, but that’s probably a good thing.

All I have to say is WOW. I am going to have to give another presentation from just the new things I’ve learned. This book is not for beginners by any means. And if you think you know Vim well, I would say pick this up and have your mind blown.

I have been using Vim daily for over 14 years. It’s how I write code, which is how I make a living. The book starts off with the dot (.) command. Which is very useful, but not the first thing you would learn in Vim. I have used that command extensively for years. But nonetheless, with that kind of start, I knew that starting there meant the book would be advanced.

I am currently at page 33, and have said OMG many times with the cool things Vim can do, that I had no clue about. Based on this alone, go get this book. 5 out 5 stars/elephants/candy canes, whatever you want to use.

Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought

 
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