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Decision about Visual Studio Code, Atom, Vim, Sublime Text, TextEditor

Avatar of jeromedalbert
Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare ·

I liked Sublime Text for its speed, simplicity and keyboard shortcuts which synergize well when working on scripting languages like Ruby and JavaScript. I extended the editor with custom Python scripts that improved keyboard navigability such as autofocusing the sidebar when no files are open, or changing tab closing behavior.

But customization can only get you so far, and there were little things that I still had to use the mouse for, such as scrolling, repositioning lines on the screen, selecting the line number of a failing test stack trace from a separate plugin pane, etc. After 3 years of wearily moving my arm and hand to perform the same repetitive tasks, I decided to switch to Vim for 3 reasons:

  • your fingers literally don’t ever need to leave the keyboard home row (I had to remap the escape key though)
  • it is a reliable tool that has been around for more than 30 years and will still be around for the next 30 years
  • I wanted to "look like a hacker" by doing everything inside my terminal and by becoming a better Unix citizen

The learning curve is very steep and it took me a year to master it, but investing time to be truly comfortable with my #TextEditor was more than worth it. To me, Vim comes close to being the perfect editor and I probably won’t need to switch ever again. It feels good to ignore new editors that come out every few years, like Atom and Visual Studio Code.

12 upvotes·1 comment·32.3K views

Decision at Typeform about Docker Compose, Docker, Git, Vim, Visual Studio Code, Go

Avatar of Denys
Software engineer at Typeform ·
  • Go because it's easy and simple, facilitates collaboration , and also it's fast, scalable, powerful.
  • Visual Studio Code because it has one of the most sophisticated Go language support plugins.
  • Vim because it's Vim
  • Git because it's Git
  • Docker and Docker Compose because it's quick and easy to have reproducible builds/tests with them
  • @Archlinux (wtf it's not here?!) because Docker for Mac/Win is a disaster for the human's central nervous system, and Arch is the coolest Linux distro so far
7 upvotes·23.5K views

Decision about Vim

Avatar of MartinDelille
Scout/Lead dev/Teacher/UX at Lylo Media Group ·

I use Vim for text/code editing because when you starting understanding how it works (it take some time but it's worthy) you just fall in love with the tool!

The big advantage is that you can edit a text file anywhere if you are working in the unix environment (it may be possible to use it elsewhere also).

The configuration can be easily setup if you are using a dotfiles repository like mine: https://github.com/MartinDelille/dotfiles.

4 upvotes·1.6K views

Decision at BootstrapCDN about Vim, Pug, ExpressJS, Node.js, Bootswatch, Amazon S3, YAML

Avatar of jdorfman
Developer Evangelist at StackShare ·

This is the third Stack Decision of this series. You can read the last one to catch up (link below).

Josh is a machine. He cranked out the rewrite of the site and as well as the Amazon S3 syncing/permissions/content-type scripts in less than a week (with a full time job + 2 small kids at the time). The new site had/has a section where you could try out all of the Bootswatch themes on our site and while it might sound silly, it showed me that he goes above and beyond and I totally lucked out.

Anyway, Josh decided to go with Node.js, ExpressJS, Jade (now called Pug), and configs with #yaml, all things I have read about but never used in production. I quickly found out Josh was a Vim user (still is), because every Jade file he worked on had //- vim: ft=jade sw=4 sts=4 et: at the bottom.

Everything was running smoothly, I was encouraged by David (co-founder from part 1) to take a vacation. I took him up on that. Unfortunately, my timing couldn’t have been worse. More on that in part 4.

AMA below 👇

3 upvotes·8.9K views

Decision about TypeScript, Flutter, React, Notepad++, Vim, Sublime Text, Atom, Visual Studio Code, Microsoft, RESTfulAPI

Avatar of timbergus
Web UI Developer at Globant ·

I have chosen Visual Studio Code after testing a lot of other editors like Atom, Sublime Text (with legal license), Vim or even Notepad++ because it is the sum of all their virtues and none of their defects. It's fast, it has all the tools and plugins I need to work, and it's pretty and very good optimized. It has what I need to work and nothing more. And the main plugins works like a charm. Developing for React or Flutter is amazing. Even the TypeScript plugin works great. I like how IntelliSense works, and all the extra tools to code remotely using #ssh, access #RESTfulAPI or event manage projects or collaborating remotely. Thanks #Microsoft for Visual Studio Code.

3 upvotes·7.4K views

Decision at Absolum about Vim, Neovim

Avatar of svliantiss
Owner at Absolum ·

We use Neovim because it is the most productive and fastest text-editor/IDE available. We chose Neovim over Vim because of the community behind it. We prefer the vision of Neovim of that of Vim. To stay productive across multiple machines on any OS Neovim is the only solution that we see fit.

2 upvotes·1.9K views

Decision about Vim, Atom, Visual Studio Code

Avatar of til

I switched to Visual Studio Code because the Debugger and the Console to run or compile my Code is better integrated as in Atom. Also Atom was quite slow after some time. If i work on remote Servers i use Tmux+Vim.

2 upvotes·580 views

Decision about Vim

Avatar of WingTangWong
Dev Ops Engineer at Wing Tang Wong ·

Vim lets me edit the Markdown content of the Hugo powered site with ease. The low bandwidth needs means I can remote in and get changes updated without issues. Vim

1 upvote·199 views

Decision at Write.as about Vim

Avatar of thebaer
Founder, CEO at Write.as ·

Combined with the vim-go plugin, this is our preferred environment for backend work. Vim

1 upvote·38 views

Decision at SmartLogic about Vim

Avatar of leannematlach

Our developers use Vim, which is great for remote pair programming. We even have a server—Bruizer—set up to host shared terminal sessions. Vim

1 upvote·29 views