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Ben Halpern
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If DEV were an acronym, what would it stand for?

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Avalander • Edited

Do Everything Vetter

Don't Exit Vim

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Mike • Edited

Don't Exit Vim has got to be my favourite so far.


Pro tip: ESC + :wq = exit vim

:w = Write
:q = Quit
:wq = Write buffer and quit
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Avalander

To be fair, any reference to Vim being hard to quit is always a cheap win.

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Mike

As a regular vim user, the cheapest win for me is emacs.

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Ben Sinclair

Robert Burns

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Pandademic

agreed

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David Castro

Another other pro tip, that's bound to just ZZ, withough a colon.

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Sasha Koss

Another pro tip! There is a shortcut for :wq β€” :x

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Mike

Another pro tip for regex:

:%s/term/replacement/g
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Adam Parkin

I'll use something similar when I rebase (to squash) a series of commits in a git repo (vim's my editor for Git). If when presented with the list of commits you do:

:2,$s/pick/s/g

You'll squash all commits into a single commit in one fell swoop.

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Richard Burk

Don't Exit Vim

I'll buy that! πŸ˜‚

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kobayashi

That's so good, sir :D.

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Gergely Polonkai

You can’t exit ViM, why ask not to do it?

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Eljay-Adobe

Vim is the Hotel California of editors.

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Avalander

Well, if the acronym would have been CEV, I could have said Can't Exit Vim; and Don't (know how to) Exit Vim seemed too far fetched, so Don't Exit Vim is the closest to what I wanted to say I could think of.

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vishal

I would say Do Explore Vim! I love Vim :)

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Pandademic

GO VIM!!

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Kevin McGinn

Developers, dEvelopers, deVelopers!

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Eljay-Adobe • Edited

Okay, this one is my favorite so far!

Silly variant: Developers Evelopers Velopers

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Christian Melgarejo • Edited

This is actually what ballmer says near the end of it, LOL

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Andy Zhao (he/him) • Edited

Developers Engaging Virtually

or

Developers Exchanging Value

The second one feels a bit too business-y to me though...

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Yechiel Kalmenson

So... DEV Engaging Virtually? 😈

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Shreyas Minocha

GNU style recursion? ❀️

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Joana Chavez

The first is the best one to me!

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Sung M. Kim • Edited

Make sure you have spaces between each word for the latter.
πŸ˜‰

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Brian Greig

Digitally
Empowered
Visionaries

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Juan F Gonzalez

This one deserves the prize so far.

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Amin Arria

Define Every Variable

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Gene

Discussions, Entertainment and Visions

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Andrew Lucker

Deprecating Every Vocation

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Kim Arnett ο£Ώ

developers emitting vomit
do evade viruses
works on my machine

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Meghan (she/her)

NPM has prepared me...

Don't Evaluate Void
Dinos Expanding Vocabulary
Dust Excites Vacuums
Devs Explaining Vividly
Deploying Enterprise VMs
Disk E: Volume
Disproportionate Experience Vouchers

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Sung M. Kim • Edited

1st one

𝔻𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕑𝕖𝕣𝕀 === π•Žπ•šπ•Ÿ!

Explanation

𝔻 evelopers
𝔼 qual Win (a synonym for
𝕍 ictory).

Kinda stretching the meaning here 😝


2nd one

π”»π• π•Ÿ'π•₯ 𝔼𝕧𝕖𝕣 π•π• π•žπ•šπ•₯

Explanation

Make sure you hold it after having a few drinks πŸ₯ƒ at a conference/meetup.

Please be respectful of others πŸ™‡

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Michael Lee πŸ•

Doing EVerything

Developers Eating Views

Developers Encouraging Views

Developers Encouraging Values

Did Everybody View

Doesn't Entice Violence

Developer Encouraging Values

Developer Excited Values

Developer Excellence Vlogs

Dev Edited Vlogs

Does Everybody Vim

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Jesse M. Holmes

Indeed, everyone does!

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Casey Brooks

Developers, Entrepreneurs, and Velociraptors

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Thomas H Jones II

Any mention of velociraptors is worth a thumbs-up!

I need to start putting "velociraptor(s)" in any presentations that I'd normally put "velocity" into: see if the PHBs notice it or not (or at least mention it).

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Georgina Grey

Developers Enthusiastically Venting

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David J Eddy

dev.to = Deploying Everyday Value . To Order

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Frederik πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»βž‘οΈπŸŒ Creemers

Dancing Eddie Vedder

Double-Expletive Variable

Developers Exchanging visions