Pages: 166 Published: May 2018 ISBN: 9781680502626 Edition: 1
Craft Your Development Environment with Vim 8 and Neovim
by Drew Neil
Turn Vim into a full-blown development environment using Vim 8’s new
features and this sequel to the beloved bestseller Practical Vim.
Integrate your editor with tools for building, testing, linting,
indexing, and searching your codebase. Discover the future of Vim with
Neovim: a fork of Vim that includes a built-in terminal emulator that
will transform your workflow. Whether you choose to switch to Neovim or
stick with Vim 8, you’ll be a better developer.
A serious tool for programmers and web developers, no other text editor
comes close to Vim for speed and efficiency. Make Vim the centerpiece of
a Unix-based IDE as you discover new ways to work with Vim 8 and Neovim
in 28 hands-on tips.
Execute tasks asynchronously, allowing you to continue in Vim while
linting, grepping, building a project, or running a test suite. Install
plugins to be loaded on startup—or on-demand when you need them—with
Vim 8’s new package support. Save and restore sessions, enabling you to
quit Vim and restart again while preserving your window layout and undo
history. Use Neovim as a drop-in replacement for Vim—it supports all
of the features Vim 8 offers and more, including an integrated terminal
that lets you quickly perform interactive commands. And if you enjoy
using tmux and Vim together, you’ll love Neovim’s terminal emulator,
which lets you run an interactive shell in a buffer. The terminal
buffers fit naturally with Vim’s split windows, and you can use Normal
mode commands to scroll, search, copy, and paste. On top of all that:
Neovim’s terminal buffers are scriptable.
With Vim at the core of your development environment, you’ll become a
faster and more efficient developer.