76 episodes

In each episode, Drew Neil demonstrates one of Vim's features, showing how to incorporate it into your workflow.

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    • Technology
    • 4.9, 25 Ratings

In each episode, Drew Neil demonstrates one of Vim's features, showing how to incorporate it into your workflow.

    • video
    Pasting into a terminal buffer

    Pasting into a terminal buffer

    Yanking and pasting works seemlessly between Neovim’s regular buffers and terminal buffers.
    In this video, we’ll look at how the Normal mode paste command works in a terminal buffer, and we’ll create a mapping to help with pasting text directly from Terminal mode.

    • 5 min
    • video
    Creating mappings for :terminal

    Creating mappings for :terminal

    Neovim lets us create mappings using the meta key.
    In this video, we’ll set up some mappings to make it easier to exit from Terminal mode.
    We’ll also set up mappings using the meta key with h, j, k, and l to switch between split windows.

    • 5 min
    • video
    Neovim's terminal emulator

    Neovim's terminal emulator

    Neovim lets you run a terminal emulator inside of a buffer. In this video, we’ll cover some of the basics of how terminal buffers work, and how you can use them alongside regular buffers in your workflow.

    • 6 min
    • video
    Live substitution and yank highlighting

    Live substitution and yank highlighting

    This video covers a couple of small but delightful Neovim features.
    You’ll see how to make Neovim show a live preview of how the substitute command will change our document.
    And you’ll find out how to make the yank operation highlight the range of text that it copied.

    • 5 min
    • video
    CheckHealth in Neovim

    CheckHealth in Neovim

    Neovim’s :checkhealth command can diagnose problems with your configuration.
    In this video, we’ll run this command and follow its suggestions to enable features such as python integration and ruby integration.

    • 5 min
    • video
    Meet Neovim

    Meet Neovim

    In this video, we’ll see how to install and set up Neovim so that it reuses your existing Vim configuration files.
    Most plugins should work in Neovim just like they do in Vim.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

todbot ,

The best

Wonderful. Drew, these are so helpful. Well done and thank you.

daithi44 ,

Excellent Podcast.

Excellent series of tutorials for any developer looking to get to know Vim. This podcast offers an exceptionally high level of professionalism and in depth knowledge that really you'd have to pay for anywhere else. If your looking to get into Vim or wonder what makes developers think Vim so special then this is the one and only stop for you. I would disagree with the review below who says its not for newbies.. Take the tutorials in chunks starting with the indentation and white space related podcasts and the tab and window related podcasts and you have enough to be able to set sail.

Groxx ,

Clear, concise, and very useful, but not for complete newbies

Drew does an excellent job narrating what he's doing and why, and speaks extremely clearly. The tutorials move quickly, with almost zero silent time, and very little time simply waiting for him to explain something. If you missed something, just rewind, there's no wasted time in review or extra demonstration in these videos. Keys being pressed are nearly always shown, and extra explanations of commands are carried out with speed and highlights on the important parts.

In a word, "perfect". I have not encountered tutorials this succinct before. They're a welcome change from the typical plodding tutorials with long intros, and time spent setting up examples, and reviews at the end which could be replaced simply by rewinding to the areas you are having trouble with. All the fat is cut away, and you're left with excellence.

The biggest warning / complaint for the podcast: it assumes at least *some* experience with Vim, and is *not* sequential. Each episode is effectively separate from the others, and does not usually build off *any* previous information. As such, if you're unaware of some of the underlying patterns of Vim, some of the commands will be difficult to remember, and it may be hard to extend on the information given. Keep watching / experimenting though, they're not too hard to pick up, and often a later episode will explain a command in greater detail. And there's always the option to RTFM if you're curious.

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