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using vim to write prose

I use Vim to write blog posts, notes and documentation before using another text editor. I don’t consider myself a true writer, but I like to use the speed and shortcuts I know from writing code while I’m writing prose as well. Vim is primarily a programmers’ editor, so to make it better for general […]

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base16-vim has all the vim themes you’ll ever need

You think that’s a bold statement? Hear me out. Vim themes are great, but you (and most certainly I) spend way too much time downloading and trying out all these fancy new themes, right? At some point I came across this base16-vim plugin which has a shit-load of cool themes, all using a base of […]

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javascript development with vim

Vim is great as a lightweight editor for JavaScript programming. But pretty soon I end up missing some more advanced features like syntax checks and code completion. Syntax highlighting only takes you so far. Recently I was working on a Node.JS project, so I thought I’d find me some plugins for Vim to get those […]

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url decode and encode text in vim

Vim has a lot of cool features, and one of them is the ability to take the text you are editing and run it through whatever text-parsing tool you like. This tool can be a shell command, a standalone executable, or your very own script in your favorite scripting language.The magic is all in this […]

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cool vim tips and tricks you might not know

Vim has tons of awesome shortcuts and features you pick up over time. Some of those I don’t use every day so I have to write them down so I can look them back up when I can’t remember exactly how it works. Instead of keeping them locked away in a text file, I’ll throw […]