Vim - Why you should try it
I mentioned Vim in my previous post, but wanted to go into more detail and show how powerful it is. If you’re a Windows developer or administrator you probably haven’t tried using it before since it is from the world of Unix (Vim is a clone of vi, or vi iMproved), but you really should try it out. In the next week I will show some examples up what you can quickly do with Vim, things that I’m not sure how you would do without it! Until then, below is some links that I have collected:
Official Documentation: Vim Documentation, Vim FAQ, Vim Tips General Resources: Vim Cookbook, Best of Vim Tips, Efficient Editing, Seven habits of effective text editing, Quick Intro, Vim Macro Page, XML Editing, More Tips Regular Expressions: RegEx 101, More RegEx Plug-ins: Vim Outliner
One great tip is setting Vim to be the default editor when you right-click and do “view source” in Internet Explorer. Very slick!