Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wanna Learn Vim?

There are many tutorials and guides and books and other resources for learning Vim, both available online and in paper form for us dinosaurs who like the feel of turning physical pages and the satisfaction of knowing our indulgences are dwindling natural resources as is the wont of our generation. Rock.

So, why does the world need another Vim learning resource? I guess it doesn't. But LearnVim is here to stay anyway. So there.

Intended as an eventual guide from beginner through to advanced topics, it is written more as a collection of good resources, habits and tips to get the newcomer up and running in Vim as quickly and effectively as possible.

The post-beginner sections are still in draft form, so if you're looking for something a bit meatier, this is not the guide for you... yet.

A big part of learning Vim is mastering the regular expressions within Vim. LearnVim does not attempt to cover regular expressions. Instead, I offer you VimRegexTutor for that journey.

As always with these sort of projects, constructive feedback most certainly welcome.