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Episode 0.5.6 – Vim with Drew Neil, Tim Pope, and Yehuda Katz

Wynn sat down with three Vim users and experts to talk about tips and tricks for using and pimping the popular text editor.

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Items mentioned in the show:

MacVim screeshot

  • Vim seeks to provide the power of Unix’s Vi
  • Drew Neil hosts VimCasts
  • Tim Pope has created numerout Vim plugins
  • Yehuda Katz from SproutCore, Rails, and jQuery fame.
  • Dr. Nic says Vim is cutting edge 1960s tech.
  • Janus Yehuda and Carl’s MacVim bundle
  • Everyone that tried to convince Yehuda to try Vim were wrong.
  • Vim is a modal interface
  • Wynn laments that TextMate 2 is the new Duke
  • NerdTree is a text-based treeview inside your vim
  • Tim uses his vibrantink mod called vividchalk
  • Yehuda wants to give Solarized Vim is cutting edge 1960s
  • Yehuda like visual block mode
  • MacVim lets you use ⌘-S.
  • Wynn asks how the world would be different if DHH had used Vim instead of TextMate for his famous Rails
  • Tim likes CTRL-X, CTRL-E to bind an editor to the command line.
  • Yehuda says you should be using ruby -e instead of grep
  • Drew loves CTRL-R, CTRL-W in Vim.
  • Matz is (under)rated.”
  • Tim says we owe so much to Linus for Linux and Git.
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