Practical Vim

A while ago I purchased an ePub copy of Drew Neil's Practical Vim" book. I found the book to be so good and such an easy read that I wanted a paper copy of it. Unfortunately I had chosen to only buy the ePub copy. So, I emailed Drew and asked for help. Thankfully Drew was more than willing to help me get the paper copy as if I had originally ordered the bundle. So, now his book spends time on colleagues desks at work as they read through it and pick up tips and tricks to make their Vim experience more enjoyable and productive.

One of the things that I really like about the way that Drew wrote the book is how he shows you key for key how to do things in Vim. He will literally have a line of text, with a cursor on a character as the starting point and he will show you what happens to the both the cursor and text as you press each key. So, you end up with good understanding of what is going on, why it's happening and how to do it yourself.

So, if you have anything to do with Vim (or vi), do your self a favor and pick up a copy of Practical Vim today.

The Pragmatic Bookshelf:  Practical Vim

The only change that I think this book needs is for the book to have "Vim 7" on the pencil on the cover.