I was recently struck with how productive a developer could be when using a text editor and keeping his hands on the keyboard. Sure, I’d coped with Vi 20 years ago in university but I’d been relieved when “better” graphical editors eventually came along for my mouse-driving pleasure.
But still: Productivity such as I was witnessing was worth investigating. So with courage in hand I installed Vim and went through the tutorial to learn the basic commands. Now, I’m inventing reasons to use Vim just so I can get more adept at it.
I’m still young enough to learn new tricks. What have you learned today?