About the Book
Gourmet Vim: A Cookbook, is a hands-on, practical book to explore efficient editing using the Vim editor.
Text editing is an art.
When programming, we write re-usable codes. Why should it be any different with text editing?
The Gourmet Vim explores the art of efficient text editing using Vim, with 100+ practical examples.
This book packs plenty of tips and tricks of how to do common (and some uncommon) actions in Vim that you can practice immediately. It will give you a jump start to use Vim like a pro (even if you're already one, there is always something new that you can learn).
When you're done reading this, you'll be better at Vim than ever before.
I mean, you can actually learn Vim for free from the vimtutor, the help manual, or online articles, so why do you need this cookbook?
If you're just starting Vim, you should explore vimtutor first. Go to your terminal and type vimtutor. It is an excellent tutorial to learn the basics.
The real question is, what happens after you learned the basics? The help manual is too much to read. Online articles are all over the place. The biggest problem when mastering something is that you don't know what you don't know. If you don't know that feature X even exists, you won't search for it. Someone needs to expose you to it. This is where the book comes in. Having a diverse collection of recipes expose you to the features that you may not know exist.
This book is mainly for intermediate and advanced Vim users. Beginners are welcome, but certain knowledge prerequisites would help.
About the Author
He lives with his awesome wife and an old border collie golden retriever who likes to sleeps all day.