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A Video Intro to Boost Your Coding Fu with VSCode and Vim

Jaime 🔥🧙‍♂️🔥
Front-end Software Engineer at Google working on Google Meet 👨‍💻 Helping developers be more awesome 🔥 author, speaker & nerd 🧙🏼‍♂️ into JavaScript, TypeScript, Vim & pixelart ❤️
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Yo! I made an intro video to Boost Your Coding Fu with VSCode and Vim. Hope you like it!! :D

UPDATE: I made a sliiiightly improved video:

Discussion (9)

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Jaime 🔥🧙‍♂️🔥 Author

Thank you!!! :D

In my mind I was thinking...

How can I entice people to get excited about learning Vim (with VSCode) without overwhelming them... And from there I though Hmm... I could use a simile and make Normal mode sound like a special mode where you can use fighting-game-like combos (special moves xD) to edit text. I don't know if that came through as I had planned it in my head cuz I just recorded everything in one go :D

I did record 5 minutes more where I go through the idea of motions and operators, etc. But then while I was editing I realized that perhaps it was too much information for an intro video. There's more detailed videos afterwards where you get into the nitty gritty step by step. :)

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Jaime 🔥🧙‍♂️🔥 Author

Thank you!

Please lay it all out there. I love feedback. That's how you improve. Even nitpicky one. It just pushes you to keep a higher standard 😁👍

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Jaime 🔥🧙‍♂️🔥 Author

It did! It pushed me to improve the original video with some minor tweaks and I think it has become the better for it :D Thank you!

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Alex Lab

Great intro ! Tried it but felt the extension slow :/ Waiting for OniVim v2 !

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Jaime 🔥🧙‍♂️🔥 Author

Thank you! I get ya! One of the reasons I prefer Vim over Visual Studio Code in general is that Vim is super fast compared to VSCode.

OniVim looks awesoooome :D

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Muhammad Muhajir


I am on the same camp.

Btw, I created , some of tips is for vscodevim user. Check it out

Thanks for this amazing article