As of May 2017 the “How do I exit Vim” question was still receiving around 80 visits an hour, showing that many people end up in Vim, but don’t know much or anything about it. This talk aims to provide a set of tips and tricks to allow developers to utilise one of the most powerful text editors around to enhance their workflows.
It is a beginner to intermediate talk, aimed at getting new, curious or infrequent users comfortable with the editor from the perspective of a PHP developer. It does not compare Vim to other editors or IDE’s or cover more advanced topics. By the end of the talk, attendees should feel comfortable with the editor and confident on where to find more information should they wish to learn more.