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Pro Vim

Authors: McDonnell, Mark

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Pro Vim teaches you the real-world workflows, tips, and tricks of this powerful, terminal-based text editor. This book covers all the essentials, as well as lesser-known but equally powerful features that will ensure you become a top-level performant and professional user, able to jump between multiple sessions while manipulating and controlling with ease many different documents and programming files. With easy-to-digest chapters on all the areas you need to learn, this book is a key addition to your library that will enable you to become a fast, efficient user of Vim.

Using this book, you will learn how to properly configure your terminal environment and work without even touching the mouse. You will become an expert in how Vim actually works: how buffers and sessions work, automation through Macros and shell scripting, real-world workflows, and how to work efficiently and fast with plugins and different themes. You will also learn practical, real-world tips on how to best utilize Vim alongside the terminal multiplexer tmux; helping you to manage files across multiple servers and terminal sessions. Avoid common pitfalls and work with best practice ways to efficiently edit and control your files and sessions from the terminal interface.

Vim is an advanced power tool that is commonly recognized as being difficult to learn, even for experienced developers. This book shows you how to become an expert by focusing on not only the fundamentals of how Vim works, but also by distilling the author's own experiences learning Vim into an easy-to-understand and follow guide. It's time to bring your programming, editing, and workflow skills up to the professional level - use Pro Vim today.

About the authors

London based software engineer, Mark McDonnell works at the BBC (currently as a senior core engineer for their biggest product: BBC News). Over the past 15 years Mark has worked his way up the ranks of the agency lifestyle. Along the way he has built software applications in Classic ASP, ASP.NET, Flash, PHP, Node and Ruby. He had the pleasure of managing and mentoring teams of highly talented developers for a few years before moving onto the BBC as a responsive front-end specialist (and then as a full stack cloud-based engineer for their Tier 1 election events). He is a lover of the Unix philosophy and the power of the command line and relishes opportunities to learn new technologies.

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0250-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0251-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Vim
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Mark McDonnell
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0250-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0250-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0251-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 424
Number of Illustrations and Tables
123 b/w illustrations
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