When my wife was editing my books, she used Mou.app for live preview of the text so that she knows what the output is going to be like. The caveat was that Mou.app does plain Markdown and not Pandoc format which would mean the preview would be screwed up whenever there was a code block, etc., so, […]
I find it surprising on how little time coders spend on their development environment (the “dev env”). A good dev env is necessary for any coder because we do searching, refactoring, editing and updating of code more than just appending new code.
I’ve had a Skribit suggestion for my blog, with seven votes on it, that asks: Can you write a Byte Of Emacs? First of all, I’m flattered that 7 people out there like A Byte of Vim so much that they are asking about a similar book for Emacs. Second, it just won’t happen. Almost […]
Many people have asked me on why I released my Vim book under a Creative Commons license instead of getting it published. (1) First of all, I did try to talk to publishers, hoping that I would convince them to release the book simultaneously under a free license as well as a printed version (which […]
It has been three days since I released my Vim book. I’m very happy with the response. For starters, there has been 5003 PDF downloads, 14,715 unique visitors and 35,129 page views. That’s in just three days! Second, I’m glad to see the kind of responses that I was hoping for: [@raseel](http://twitter.com/raseel/status/1024291090) says “Great Book […]
Today is the first day of foss.in/2008, and on this occasion, I’m happy to announce the first public release of my Creative-Commons licensed book on the Vim 7 editor. This book is meant for both beginners and advanced users. For beginners, it walks you through the first steps to learning about modes, discusses about typing […]