Wizards Use Vim
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Wizards Use Vim

About the Book

Wizards Use Vim is a delightful and fun introduction to the the amazing Vim text editor.

The book is at a very early stage and is an incomplete collection of rough drafts at this point. You can still join in early, get the book at a discount, experience how a book gets written, impact its development through feedback and admire how it slowly transforms from garbage to a beautiful emerald.

I'll expand on this as I continue writing the book :D

About the Author

Jaime González García
Jaime González García

Software Developer and UX guy, speaker, author & defender of all things nerd

Jaime is a software developer and UX designer who loves building stuff. Sometimes to solve a problem, sometimes for the challenge, but more often because he just loves creating things for the sake of it. And the quirkier and weirder, the better. He specially enjoys mixing carefully crafted software with visually appealing aesthetics.

Obnoxiously joyful dude, fake extrovert, undercover nerd, Jaime works as a Front-end Software Engineer at Google. He spends part of his time as a Developer Relations in the Nordics developer community. He speaks at conferences, writes articles, runs workshops and talks to developers and companies about how they can do cool things with JavaScript. He also arranges developer community events in Stockholm as a way to support and encourage the thriving local dev ecosystem.

In his spare time, he builds his own products, writes the JavaScript-mancy series of books and blogs at barbarianmeetscoding.com. He loves spending time with his beloved wife Malin and son Teo, drawing, writing, reading fantasy and sci-fi, and lifting heavy weights.

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Table of Contents

    • A Note About How I am Writing This Book
      • The Process
      • Chapter Writing Status
      • Ok! Sounds Awesome Jaime! But When Should I Jump In And Read?
    • About The Author
    • Once Upon a Time…
    • Preamble
    • A Note From a Friend
    • The Book of Vim
      • What is Vim?
      • Why Vim?
      • A Brief Note About the Conventions Used in This Book
      • Give Feedback Freely!
    • A Taste of Vim
  • Apprentice
    • Here Be Dragons
      • Why is Vim So Hard?
    • Getting Started With Vim
      • The Factions
      • Your Vim Setup Throughout This Book
      • Setting Up Neovim
      • Exercise Apprentice of Vim!
    • Tips For Learning Vim More Effectively
      • Exercise Apprentice of Vim!
    • Creating, Opening and Saving Files
      • Summary
      • Exercise Apprentice of Vim!
    • Inserting Text
      • Inserting Code a.k.a. Writing Code
      • Correcting Mistakes
      • Abbreviations. They Sound Boring But They Are Awesome
      • Exercise Apprentice of Vim!
    • Moving Around With Motions
      • Moving Swiftly Inside A File With Vim Motions
      • Moving Faster With Counts
      • Exercise Apprentice of Vim!
    • Operators
      • Operator + Motion = Magic
      • Repeating Commands With Dot
      • Exercise Apprentice of Vim!
    • The Vim Way: Apprentice
      • Keyboard Superiority
      • Modal Adaptability
      • Composition. The Secret Language of Vim
      • Congratulations on Becoming a Vim Wizard
  • Master
    • Copy, Pasting and Vim Registers
      • Pushing the Boundaries of Copying and Pasting
      • Cutting Stuff In Vim
      • Vim’s Registers
      • Copy and Pasting In and Outside Of Vim
      • Pasting In Insert Mode
      • Exercise Wizard!
    • Undo and Redo
      • Undoing and Redoing
      • Undo Branches
      • Persistent Undo
      • Exercise Wizard!
    • Visual Mode
      • Selecting Text in Visual mode
      • Visual Mode Is Upside Down
      • Character-wise Visual Mode
      • Line-wise Visual Mode
      • Block-Wise Visual Mode and Multiline Editing
      • Refining a Selection
      • Copying, Cutting and Pasting in Visual Mode
      • Exercise Wizard!
    • Command-line Mode
      • What is Command-line Mode?
      • The Fundamentals of Command-Line Mode
      • Powerful Multi-line Editing With Ex Commands
      • Making it Easier to Hit Command-line Mode
      • Exercise Wizard!
    • Advanced Search
      • It’s Magic
      • Magic, No Magic, Very Magic, Very No Magic
      • Refining Regular Expressions
      • Making it Easier to Hit Command-line Mode
      • Exercise Wizard!
    • More Command-line Mode
      • Substitute
      • Global
      • More Command-line Time Savers
      • Exercise Wizard!
    • Using External Tools From Within Vim
      • Using External Tools
    • More Inserting
      • More Effective Insert Commands
      • Autocompletion
    • Window Wizardry
      • Creating Windows
      • Moving Quickly Between Windows
      • Resizing Windows
      • Moving Windows Around
      • Exercise Apprentice of Vim!
    • Tabs
    • Browsing files
      • Exploring Files and Directories
      • Exercise Apprentice of Vim!
    • Moving Around Files
      • Jumping From File To File
      • Jumplists and Changelists
    • Reusable Editing With Macros
      • Creating a New Vim Macro
      • Macros in Action
      • Editing Macros
      • Saving Macros As Mappings
    • Multifile Editing
    • The Vim Way: Master
      • Integration
  • GrandMaster
    • Configuring Vim
      • How Do You Configure Vim?
      • The One Thing You Should Know: How To Define Your Own Key Mappings!
      • Defining Your Own Commands
      • The Leader Key
      • Keeping Your vimrc In Check
      • Update! Videos!!
      • Curious About Setting Up Vim?
      • Abbreviations
    • Improving Your Mappings
      • Remapping Motions
    • Extending Vim
      • Extending Vim With Plugins
      • Get Yourself A Nice Colorscheme
    • Essential Plugins
    • Autocompletion
    • Moving Around Code
    • Searching In Vim
    • Spell Checking
      • Exercise Wizard!
    • Integrating Vim
    • Vim and Tmux
      • What is Tmux?
      • Installing tmux
      • Tmux Basics
      • Configuring Tmux
      • Enhancing your Tmux with Plugins
      • Creating Reusable Tmux Configurations with Tmuxp
      • Continue Your Tmux Journey
    • Terminal mode
    • The Vim Way: GrandMaster
      • Customization
      • Extensibility
    • Learning From Vim
    • Yet Another Note From a Friend
    • Afterword. Where to From Here?
    • Contributions
    • Acknowledgments (Thank yous)
    • References
  • Notes

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