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Discussion on: Exploring Vim: Setting Up Your Vim To Be More Awesome At Vim, Or... The Very Basic Things You Need to Know About Configuring Vim

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Arthur Zhuk

Have you developed in a VSCode + Vim environment before? If so, what is your opinion on it?

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Jaime 🔥🧙‍♂️🔥 Author

I used to work as a .NET developer and used Visual Studio + ReSharper + VsVim for the longest time. That combo was killer for writing C#. Then I started doing more front-end work and eventually moved to VSCode. At the time the support for vim wasn't very good but today it is excellent. I've used VSCode + vscodevim very often mainly for Angular development and it works great. The amount of features they have added is insane (, they have integrated it with Neovim (although it is still experimental) and it mixes very well with VSCode own features. It still has some small quirks (for instance, when you repeat a change command it types each character individually which looks evil xD) and the small hindrance that you need to add your mappings in json, but the experience is very good overall.

I have planned writing an article later in the series about using Vim outside of Vim :D and I'll use VsCode as the editor of choice. :D