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Vim From Scratch: Building An IDE-like Experience

Get productive with Vim.

Not a reference book! Instead, it's a collection of techniques and plugins that will help you be productive and build your own IDE on top of Vim.

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I've been using Vim for more than seven years now, and it still amazes me every day. It is lightweight, it's extensible, and it's amazingly productive.

Out of the box though, Vim is not too impressive (compared to the modern IDEs), so a newbie has to spend some time setting it up properly.

So I wrote this book as a shortcut. It focuses on productivity from the very first chapter.

You will learn not only how to use Vim, but what's much more important — how to adjust it to your own needs and build your ideal setup.

This book:

🎯 Focuses on building a configuration that will work for you

💪 Pragmatic: less theory, only things that make you efficient at your work

😍 Productive from Chapter 1

What else is there?

- Based on Neovim - (arguably) the most advanced and stable version of Vim

- A robust full-featured IDE by the end of the book

- Learn not only Vim but also some Unix tools and you can use them with Vim

⚠️ This book is work-in-progress. You'll get the book + all the subsequential updates as they come out.

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