• I’ve been trying out many IDEs, but at the end of the day I find myself using (g)vim.


  • Thanks for the post! I’ve been using snippets_emu for a while, but never been happy with it. I’ve given snipMate a try, and find it much more intuitive, simple, and well-constructed; it’ll be a part of my vim toolbox now. 🙂

    I’d also recommend the Project and vimoutliner plugins; I find them indispensable in my daily work for keeping track of project files and TODO items, respectively.

  • Wow, Matthew O’Phinney posts a comment on my blog 🙂

    Well, I’m glad you’ve found it useful. Vim is my editor of choice and now I find it hard to work without it. Project didn’t cut it for me, I prefer NERDTree. But I will give vimoutliner a try, see how things go.

  • I use NERDTree quite a bit, but I like the fact that Project allows me to define how I want to organize my project _separate_ from the filesystem — which is particularly useful when I have deep directory structures. Additionally, the ability to filter what is displayed (e.g., limit to only php or html, or a combination of files) can be really useful; there may be only a handful of files in a given directory I need to work with as a developer. I probably find Project more useful in large part due to having found it before I found NERDTree, though.

  • It’s more a matter of personal choice in the end. I’ve tried Project and NERDTree side by side and I chose NERDTree because it’s more…familiar, so to speak.
    I gave vimoutliner a look, but the help file is massive. It will take me few days to see if it works for me.

  • I recommend marvim. It lets you save both templates and macros


  • Thanks! I Didn’t knew that VIM sc. Saves me one more mouseclick!

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