- Series: Pragmatic Programmers
- Paperback: 346 pages
- Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf; 1 edition (October 11, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1934356980
- ISBN-13: 978-1934356982
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 108 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Drew has continued the wonderful work he has done with Vimcasts in this book, a must-read for anyone serious about Vim.--Anders Janmyr Developer Jayway
Practical Vim continues to change what I believe a text editor can do.--John P. Daigle Developer ThoughtWorks, Inc.
I've learned more about Vim by reading this book than I have from any other resource.--Robert Evans Software Engineer Code Wranglers
""Drew has continued the wonderful work he has done with Vimcasts in this book, a must-read for anyone serious about Vim."" --Anders Janmyr, Developer Jayway
""Practical Vim continues to change what I believe a text editor can do."" --John P. Daigle, Developer ThoughtWorks, Inc.
""I've learned more about Vim by reading this book than I have from any other resource."" --Robert Evans, Software Engineer, Code Wranglers
About the Author
Drew Neil is an independent programmer, writer, and trainer. He runs workshops around the world, speaks regularly at conferences, and specializes in making educational screencasts. At vimcasts.org, he publishes articles and video tutorials about Vim.
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However, it is unlikely that an advanced Vim user will find anything surprising in here. I keep this around for introducing others to vim or helping existing vim-ers gain skill; I rarely need it myself. It's got a target audience, and it's exquisitely tailored to them.
I have used Vim for a while, but only for very basic editing. When I started programming in Python, I used Pycharm as an IDE. However, once you get more sophisticated, such GUI based IDEs suddenly become quite restrictive and even error prone. So a year later I remembered my old friend Vim, but after following the only manuals on how to set up a proper Python environment, I still missed a lot of Pycharm's features.
Enter Practical Vim. This book is gold form page 1 onwards. Even the little hint to actually read the forgotten manual was a big plus. And then it got better... highly recommended for anyone who is serious about working in Vim.
It's an excellent companion to the vim manual, and a good starting point for novices and "experts" alike.