Tim Pope‘s dispatch.vim allows you to leverage the power of Vim and it’s compiler plugins without being bound by synchronicity.

From the readme:

Kick off builds and test suites using one of several asynchronous adapters (including tmux, screen, iTerm, Windows, and a headless mode), and when the job completes, errors will be loaded and parsed automatically.

If that doesn’t excite you, then perhaps this video will. Fellow Changelogger, Adam Jahnke said, “I love how he timed the tests to the drum beat.”

Check out the source to dispatch.vim for usage and installation and make sure you share your rating it at vim.org.

Discuss on Hacker News.


Have comments? Send a tweet to @TheChangelog on Twitter.

Subscribe to The Changelog Weekly – our weekly email covering everything that hits our open source radar.