I already had experiences since one year with Vim; but I didn't put real effort to be efficient with my beloved text editor.
The newsletter "Mastering Vim Quickly", which I read since weeks, give overviews of the content of the book and different tips. So with the black Friday, I have bought a digital version and read it. This book showed me how vim works and how to get efficient.
This is my first major step to become a Vim Ninja and to turn Vim+Bash into a efficient IDE.
Well I have to admit: this book is well written. Concise enough to get to the point and it shows the most important know-how to be independant with Vim. There is a lot of content, no doubt about it; even if I want more :)
From basics command for file editing, modes, multiple file editing (Hi netrw <3), vimrc, folding and other topics; it covers every aspect needed to be efficient with the least effort.
It shows that a lot of plugin are unecessary too: they can be avoided (hi NerdTree).
At the end, some productivity tips are given. It is not always what I wanted (or I already knew it), but it has shown me some possibilities and the power of Vim.
However, more knowledge is necessary to be more effective than Visual Studio Code IMHO. Thus this book is not a magic potion; but the best starter to get skilled. It saves a lot of time and this is the most important with this book: it avoids all the initial confusion of vim. It brings you where you want to be : conformtable with the tool.
So I read it now, I need to learn more about vim because this tool is so powerful. But like Lego, everything has to be built or at least set up. So I will share my experiences with you throughout the adventure :)
As people I respect says : "the road is long but the way is free". It is true for vim.
PS : Always a pleasure to have an IDE starting in 0.15 seconds with all the plugins 😃