Recommendations for an IDE layer like LunarVim?

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  • LunarVim

    An IDE layer for Neovim with sane defaults. Completely free and community driven.


  • NvChad

    An attempt to make neovim cli functional like an IDE while being very beautiful, blazing fast startuptime ~ 20ms to 70ms


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  • nvim

    Blazing fast neovim setup with 140 plugins. (by ray-x)

    ray-x's nvim config

  • nvim

    A non-minimal Neovim config built to work most efficiently with Frontend Development - React & Vue.js (by ecosse3)

    Ecovim: Frontend Neovim Config

  • Neovim-from-scratch

    A Neovim config designed from scratch to be understandable

  • kickstart.nvim

    A launch point for your personal nvim configuration

    I think kickstart.nvim its the best option

  • refactoring.nvim

    The Refactoring library based off the Refactoring book by Martin Fowler

    Native TreeSitter is also one year old and even younger being considered "experimental" back then, and hasn't yet been exploited to its fullest potential, for example via

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  • AstroNvim

    AstroNvim is an aesthetic and feature-rich neovim config that is extensible and easy to use with a great set of plugins

    I was previously using LunarVim and it's great. I have been using AstroNvim for a couple weeks and it's also pretty good. Astro is more active but also has user config format changes more often and changes built in keybinds etc. Lunar updates more slowly but is more stable.

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