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.
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 … Continue reading Great response to 'A Byte of Vim'
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 … Continue reading Announcing my free book on Vim
Being a fan of Steve Yegge, I was randomly reading some of his older writings and eventually chanced upon his post on "Effective Emacs". Being a Vim guy, I wondered whether some of the tips he presents are useful for the Vim world as well. Note: This is not a Vim vs Emacs thing, it … Continue reading Effective Vim
If you're a Vim user like me, you would've wished many a time that you could use Vim to edit text in Firefox. Too bad, the Mozex extension doesn't work anymore. Thanks to Samuel Wright, I have now discovered another way to achieve the same - using the ViewSourceWith extension. I have put up the … Continue reading How to use Vim with Firefox
A message by Bram on vim-announce: The past few years many people have sponsored my work on Vim. Now version 7 is nearing completion, beta testing will start soon, very soon. A big thanks to all who supported me! I would not have been able to do this without your help. But things are going … Continue reading GVim
A while ago I was thinking about using a wiki to organize my notes, but I don't know if even that scenario would be useful for quick note taking because of the conversion from wiki syntax to HTML everytime which causes a lag when saving the notes. I have found a simple and effective solution … Continue reading Connect the text
A text editor is one of the most important tools in the kit of every programmer. It is the starting point for us when we intend to write programs or anything else. It is therefore important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of our editor as well as being able to utilise the editor to … Continue reading Editing Away