- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Packt Publishing (April 29 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849510504
- ISBN-13: 978-1849510509
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.4 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 540 g
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,931,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hacking Vim 7.2 Paperback – Apr 29 2010
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About the Author
Kim Schulz has an M.Sc. in Software Engineering from Aalborg University in Denmark. He has been an active developer in the Linux and Open Source communities since 1997 and has worked with everything from translation and bug fixing to producing full-blown software systems. This entire time, Vim has been Kim's editor of choice and it has been the first thing he installs whenever he sits by a new computer. Today Kim works as a full-time software engineer at CSR Plc. developing software for the next generation wireless technologies. A lot of Kim's spare time has been spent on developing the open-source CMS Fundanemt. This has lead to him now owning the web-hosting company Devteam Denmark that specializes in hosting and development of Fundanemt-based websites.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Hacking Vim bills itself as a recipe book. While it provides quite a few good ones, it seems to be organized more like a tutorial, using the examples to walk through some of the cooler features of vim. That said, the recipes it provides are very useful and a good number have made it into my ~/.vimrc.
I found some examples to be overly contrived. The author could have done a better job relating samples to real-world situations. I also wish it had gone into more depth when explaining some examples early on. If you don't skip ahead and read the section on vim scripting (or know it already), there are a few traps in the examples.
For all that, though, my now heavily dog-eared and ruffled copy was well worth the money. Like other books from the same publisher, Hacking Vim stays on subject, maintaining its focus and pragmatism. Definitely a good source of worthwhile tips.
Long time user of vi, I wanted all of the plugins and code refactoring tools.
I am hip-deep in VIM documentation extracted from the Web,
but my go-to book is Hacking Vim 7.2.
I'm really having a hard time grasping the negative comments here.
Well done, Kim ... well done.
ps., I was able to preview the book on Safari, so I knew what I was buying and wanted my own copy.
I justify book purchases by what I pay myself per hour ... easily recovered the book cost in less than a day;
it saved me a ton of google time. I'm starting with Vim 7.4.