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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy book, keep within arms reach, prosper., 14 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought (Pragmatic Programmers) (Paperback)
Disclaimer: I'm happy to call Drew one of my friends.

I've been holding off reviewing this book until I'd felt like I'd finished it. The subject matter is dry and isn't the sort of book that I can read cover to cover. After a few months I realised that no matter how many times I read from it, I'd never feel like I've given it it's final read.

But understand, the book has not left my desk since it arrived. It has sat faithfully waiting for my next adventure into the next new feature of Vim that I wanted to learn. I use it nearly every day.

And that is where the strength of this book lies - you have an itch, you search the contents/index and boom, you have a clearly written and accessible guide to functionality that will add to your knowledge. To speed uptake, the book is littered with mnemonics and regularly redefines terms used in Vim's own extensive help, where appropriate.

There is nothing in this book that you couldn't find online or in Vim's provided help, but Drew has done the hard work and distilled all of the sources into one consistent voice. This, for me, makes the book incredible easy to pick up and learn from.

If you're wanting to improve your Vim skills, this book comes highly recommended.

p.s. I found myself dipping into the book far more often when I had the paper version sitting on my desk, versus the eBook.
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