Trying out Vim Again

 16 Feb 2014


Recently when looking up information about front end libraries (Angular, Ember, etc… will blog about this later on I’m sure) I realized that Yehuda Katz works on a vim config distribution called Janus. I’ve been having a lot of trouble moving off of IntelliJ onto Emacs at work so I figured it was worth a shot to try out Vim again.

I’ve always loved the basic Vim commands. I often used Viper mode in Emacs. The biggest hurdle I’ve found is that I never liked working with multiple files in one Vim session. Something about the window management never quite worked for me. I’m giving it another go with an emphasis on solving this issue. Over the weekend I’ve beef up my .vimrc and installed a large amount of plugins. Starting on Tuesday (when I’m back at work) I’m going to fool around with getting some other java stuff working. For now I’m going to see if I can get a rails site up and running while using Vim.

So over the next few weeks I’m going to try and look at what parts of my .vimrc are working and which aren’t and blog a bit about them. I’m also getting a nice solarized theme going with airline which I will screenshot and post about in a later blog as well!