Write Code Faster: Expert-level vim

Benjamin Orenstein (thoughtbot)
Location: Room 309- 310 Level: Novice
Presentation: external link
Average rating: ****.
(4.45, 38 ratings)

To be covered:

  • The fundamentals of efficient editing
  • Navigating Rails projects with rails.vim
  • Replicating TextMate’s Cmd+T functionality
  • The power of tags
  • Why you shouldn’t be using grep
  • Running ruby from vim
  • Vim commands you’re probably not using (and should be!)
  • How to store a complete vim configuration in source control
  • Let’s race!
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Benjamin Orenstein


Ben Orenstein is an in-the-trenches Rails developer and founder of Codeulate Screencasts. He is proud to hold the first Google spot for “programming profanity.”

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Yale Kaul
06/11/2010 12:25pm EDT

Ripping good talk. I only wish we had another couple hours!

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Benjamin Orenstein
06/08/2010 8:30am EDT

John – that’s the best feedback you could give me :)

Jacques Crocker
06/08/2010 7:49am EDT

Amazingly good talk! Thanks

John Dyer
06/08/2010 7:32am EDT

You’ve convinced me to switch :) Awesome advice and tips. Thanks for posting the notes/dotfiles on github as well!

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