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Published on Aug 22, 2012
Google Tech Talks February 13, 2007
A large percentage of time behind the computer screen is spent on editing text. Investing a little time in learning more efficient ways to use a text editor pays itself back fairly quickly. This presentation will give an overview of the large number of ways of using Vim in a smart way to edit programs, structured text and documentation. Examples will be used to make clear how learning a limited number of habits will avoid wasting time and lower the number of mistakes. Bram Moolenaar is mostly known for being the benevolent dictator of the text editor Vim. His roots are in electrical engineering and for a long time he worked on inventing image processing algorithms and software for big photo copying machines. At some point his work on Open-Source software became more important, making the development of Vim his full time job. He also did the A-A-P project in between Vim version 6.0 and 7.0. Now he works for Google in Zurich, still improving Vim on the side. His home page is http://www.moolenaar.net.