Stumbling into Vim - Jeff Kreeftmeijer:
I’ve been using Textmate since I switched to the Mac a while back. It worked properly and I was fine with it. I never looked into Vim until a few months after @antekpiechinik told me I should. That was last week. To be honest, I thought Vim was for people that felt too cool to go out of their terminals and that it didn’t really add anything other than “I’m in the terminal”-awesomeness. Needless to say, I was wrong. After I got excited by this “Welcome to Vim”-video , I dove into the vimtutor to learn about normal, edit and visual mode, jumping though files, deleting, adding copying and editing stuff, running terminal commands from my text editor and stuff like that. vimtutor is awesome, it walks you through the very basics to get familiar with the commands you’ll be using most. After finishing that, I realized Vim was blazingly fast if you know the right shortcuts to use. ...