Did you know that this fuzzy finder - fzf, can do a lot more than you thought? Oh yeah, the fuzzy search is just the tip of the iceberg here. It is like wine; the more you leave it on your computer, the more flavor and sweetness it accumulates from that command-line. Let’s dive in and find out how you can increase your productivity with fzf inside Vim.
Nikola Đuza makes a compelling case for the powerful text editor that developers love (or love to hate):
What Vim is excellent at is navigating, making some changes, and repeating the process. The process most call editing (not to be confused with writing). Most developers tend to overlook this fact, but this is one of the strong selling points of Vim. Developers are more prone to reading code, jumping from file to file, making small incisions in the code, and writing code all the time.
A nice history of Vim and what it got right:
To better understand why and how Vim got (and is) so popular, it is best to look into the roots of how it all started. Before
vim, there was
ed. What are all these two or three letter words, and what is the story behind it? Let us dive in and figure out.
How’s the saying go? Choose well-understood, “boring technologies”…we often reach for the new and shiny just for the joy of tinkering with something.
Knowing all this, what would you do? Which path would you choose and why?