“Vim after 15 years” is yet another one of those “my Vim configuration review” posts by someone who has been using Vim for 15 years or so.
As someone who is also a long time Vim user, I have to say it’s quite common to review your configuration once in a while and remove some outdated bits which made it into plugins and Vim core, update plugins to newer versions, and replace plugins with newer alternatives.
spf13-vim is an amazing Vim distribution with cross-platform configuration and a large bundle of plugins, aimed at programmers in all sorts of languages. Those of you just starting with Vim, or using a very basic configuration, give this one a spin. And for the rest of us, ancient farts with 10+ year old configurations, this distribution provides plenty of inspiration for plugins and configuration options to try and play with.
I’ve seen a variety of Vim distributions and bundles over the years, but nothing came close to this amazing setup. Very well done!
Graphical vi-vim Cheat Sheet and Tutorial is yet another attempt to explain and visualize Vim commands to the editor’s new users.
This is a single page describing the full vi/vim input model, the function of all keys, and all major features. You can see it as a compressed vi/vim manual.
I came across the second edition of the Prentice Hall’s “A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming” by Mark G. Sobell (original link). This is a rather lengthy book at just over 1,000 pages, covering everything from history of Linux and basic commands, all the way to bash, Perl, and sed, and how things work both on the inside and outside.
It’s probably not one of those books to read from cover to cover, but quite handy to keep as a reference and flip a few pages once in a while.
This is hilarious! I think CommitStrip is just responding to these recent stats.
Jon Cairns wrote “Using Vim as a PHP IDE” blog post a good five years ago, but a lot of it still relevant and useful. It covers all the usual – syntax highlighting, syntax checking/linting, tags and auto-completion, coding style and mess detecting, unit testing and debugging. As many other similar guides, he links to a variety of plugins and provides configuration tips.
OK, this one is socially funny and statistically cool – Stack Overflow question on how to exit Vim editor was viewed over a million times in the last few years. Now, there’s a breakdown of all sorts of statistics about who gets stuck in Vim the most. It’s pretty amazing the kind of questions and answers one can ponder at when having access to a lot of statistical data.
sshrc looks like a handy tool, for those quick SSH sessions to machines, where you can’t setup your full environment for whatever reason (maybe a shared account or automated templating or restricted access). Here’s a description from the project page:
sshrc works just like ssh, but it also sources the ~/.sshrc on your local computer after logging in remotely.
$ echo "echo welcome" >> ~/.sshrc
$ sshrc me@myserver
$ echo "alias ..='cd ..'" >> ~/.sshrc
$ sshrc me@myserver
$ type ..
.. is aliased to `cd ..'
You can use this to set environment variables, define functions, and run post-login commands. It’s that simple, and it won’t impact other users on the server – even if they use sshrc too. This makes sshrc very useful if you share a server with multiple users and can’t edit the server’s ~/.bashrc without affecting them, or if you have several servers that you don’t want to configure independently.
I’ve discovered it by accident when searching through packages in the Fedora repositories. So, yes, you can install it with yum/dnf.
If Vim is your editor of choice, and WordPress is something you work with on a regular basis, then check out WordPress.vim – a Vim plugin for WordPress development.
Some of the features are:
- Auto-Completion for the WordPress API
- WordPress Hooks Integration
- WP-CLI Integration
- Jump to Definition in WordPress Core
- UltiSnips Snippets
- Syntax Highlighting for WordPress PHP files.
- Markdown Syntax Highlighting for readme.txt
- PHPCS Syntax Checker integrated with WordPress Coding Standards
- Search in Codex
- Integration with WpSeek API.
- Readme.txt Auto Validation.
Robert Basic shares his “current Vim setup for PHP development“. He shows how setup the Gutentags plugin, jump to definitions with CtrlP plugin, display of the current file and method in the status line, add support for PHP namespaces, improve linting with Asynchronous Lint Engine, and add support for PHPStan.