On Mon, Jan 03, 2011 at 12:03:41PM -0300, Adolfo Olivera wrote: > Tim, > I've come to learn that relying on heavy and non free ides for > developing can kick you in the rear when you have to setup your developement > enviroment after a while. I've have that problem with some previous projects > made with adobe flex, asp.net and sql 2008. > That's the reason why I'm trying to go open source all the way. But I gotta > say, I've been trying vim adding a few plugins and I'm having the hardest > time getting the hang of it. I really miss dreamweaver, I hope the steep > learning curve pays up later.
Vim's not for everyone. But here's the thing-- once you get it dialed in, your fingers never have to leave the main keys. Editing is way faster. And there are just a million key combinations to do things, only a fraction of which you will use. And those "modes" will drive you crazy for a while. I still get bitten by them, and I think every Vim user does. But again, it's way faster. Also, there's probably not a *nix server in the world which doesn't have Vi, Vim or the like installed. They may not have nano and they may not have emacs, but they will have Vi* installed. So your experience with Vim on the desktop translates into being able to operate on any *nix server. And there are Vim flavors for Windows as well, if you happen to be unfortunate enough to be running on an IIS machine. Paul -- Paul M. Foster http://noferblatz.com -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php