Vim London January in review

On Tuesday, 29th January, we held the 3rd meeting of Vim London. We had 5 short talks on the theme of Speak Vim - operators and motions. The talks weren’t recorded, so I’m posting a retrospective here.

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Do you avoid using Vim’s split windows because they’re confusing? That might be a problem of your own devising. If you’ve bolted a project drawer onto Vim, then you’ve added unnecessary complexity to Vim’s otherwise minimal interface. Split windows and the project drawer go together like oil and vinegar. I don’t mean to say that you can combine them to create a delicious salad dressing. I mean that they don’t mix well!

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Recap of the 1st Vim Masterclass Online

Yesterday was the world premiere of my Vimcasts Masterclass Online. It went great! Encouraged by it’s success, I’m planning to make this a regular occurrence. Watch out for more dates in the new year.

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Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at ├średev, in Sweden. Video from my session, Vim - Precision editing at the speed of thought can be found on Vimeo. You can view the slides from my talk on speakerdeck.

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Amazon reviews of Practical Vim

The first five-star reviews for Practical Vim have cropped up, and I’m blushing after reading them. It’s been described as the book Vim has always deserved, and a must-have for anybody who types.

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Practical Vim now shipping

I’m happy to announce that the paperback edition of Practical Vim is now available. If you’ve pre-ordered, then your copy should arrive soon. Also, that means Practical Vim is no longer in beta. It’s been tech-reviewed, indexed, edited, typeset, and laid out. If you’ve been holding out for the final cut, then your wait is over.

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In the September issue of Linux Format magazine, Jonathan Roberts reviewed Practical Vim (the beta edition) and rated it 9/10.

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On sharpening the saw

Vim users sit somewhere on a spectrum, based on how much they customize their editor. At one end of the spectrum, there are those who use Vim with no customizations whatsoever. At the other end are those who customize Vim to the point where it barely resembles the stock install.

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Announcing Practical Vim (in beta)

What to expect from a Vimcasts workshop

You’ve already worked your way through the Vimtutor, right? I’ve prepared a series of lessons that follow a similar format: plain text files containing simple problems, with instructions on how to complete them. The tasks are carefully designed to demonstrate tips and tricks that will boost your productivity. We’ll work through them as a class, but you can take them at your own pace.

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