VIM has become such an integral part in my little world that use it in pretty much any setting where I need to do some editing of files (source code or config files). When programming, I usually work in one of 3 different environments (depending on the need for the project). Below you will find the plugins that I have found for each of the 3 different IDE’s I use on a regular basis:
- Eclipse – I have spoken about the vrapper plugin on a previous post in this blog so check it out!
- Netbeans – The jVim plugin for Netbeans is one of the many reasons why Netbeans is quickly becoming my favorite IDE for Java, Python, PHP and Ruby.
- Visual Studio 2010 – I recently started to work on some C/C++ applications as well as C#/ASP.net applications in this great IDE. I missed the VIM features and found the VsVim plugin that does the job well!
VIM is great and I highly recommend it to those who are looking for an editor to do their work. It has a pretty steep learning curve in the beginning, but stick with it and you’ll never look back! Whatever editor you do decide to use, I would recommend that you learn it and learn it well so that it can make you the most productive developer/admin out there!!