vim-be-good is a nvim plugin designed to make you better at Vim Movements. (by ThePrimeagen)

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  • Ask HN: Comment here about whatever you're passionate about at the moment
    17 projects | | 6 Nov 2023
    Sure! The first thing I did was follow this video:

    This is ThePrimeagen's 0 to LSP, Neovim RC from Scratch. In this video he performs a clean installation of Neovim and goes step by step adding the things he considers essential. This was very important for me to acquaint myself with how things work, how to install plugins, how to define custom key maps. I remember the first times I tried using Vim, I couldn't figure out how to get Nerdtree to work. This video made me realize I just lacked the knowledge of how Vim config works.

    This video was such a good start because It provided me with the tools to continue my exploration of Vim autonomously. In a week I was already able to install new plugins and tweak them using Lua config files the way I specifically wanted. It's such a cool experience!

    Keep in mind that both the author of this video and I use Neovim, which is a fork of Vim. As a text editor they both function essentially the same. The difference lies on the config files and in broader UI capabilities by Neovim. While Vim uses Vimscript, Neovim prefers Lua, although Neovim is fully backwards compatible, so you can choose to use Vimscript for your configuration if you want as well. This also means that Vim plugins just work with Neovim!

    The docs are also a huge source of knowledge for me. In the beginning I resorted to :help key-codes a lot when defining key mappings.

    To learn the Vim motions, which is the most challenging part of using Vim, I suggest you find a cheatsheet online and refer to it all the time. One very cool plugin that will help you get comfortable with Vim motions is ThePrimeagen's VimBeGod: It's a set of game-like exercises to practice the motions. This is also pretty cool and helped a lot: It's a classic snake game where instead of using arrow keys, you use HJKL. And speaking of arrow keys, one thing I did very early on was disabling them (or, in reality, remapping them to noop) in normal mode so I was forced to move around the text using Vim Motions.

    At first you will get frustrated because your brain will need some time to rewire in a way to absorb all the new abstractions Vim presents. It's a whole new logic of editing text. The most important thing is to stick to it and you will be surprised with how fast you end up picking things up. Of course, don't expect to be crazy fast in a few weeks. But right now, after a little over a month, I no longer feel that discomfort using Vim anymore. I suppose I'd still be faster on VS Code, but I really want to master Vim, so I'm sticking with it and I feel a constant improvement.

  • Ask HN: How do I code offline for a week?
    3 projects | | 1 Oct 2023
    If you're not familiar with Vim, I'd encourage you to download a few Vim cheatsheets, the VimBeGood extension[1] and practice navigating code in Vim.


  • Practicing VIM
    1 project | /r/vim | 6 Sep 2023
    For Neovim, then this Hardtime plugin will help you change the habit, and this vim-be-good from Primeagen helps learn vim motion. TJ DeVries is also a good source to learn.
  • Resources for mastering vim motions
    3 projects | /r/neovim | 6 Jul 2023
  • Vim for The VS Code User: Part 1 - Initial Setup
    5 projects | | 12 Jun 2023
    A game for learning vim, in vim:
  • recommendation on vimgolf challenges
    1 project | /r/vim | 19 May 2023
  • Please help a noob.
    1 project | /r/neovim | 17 Mar 2023
    I'm trying to NeoVim (and vi) in general having never used it. I decided to start with VimBeGood but I can't get it to launch a game. I've gotten the plugin installed but when I run :VimBeGood it just shows the screen saying "to play a game delete that line." I deleted words and noob but after that I'm lost. Nothing happens. What did I do wrong?
  • Question regarding vertical movement
    8 projects | /r/neovim | 12 Mar 2023
    I recommend vim-be-good for practicing this
  • Whats the next step?
    1 project | /r/neovim | 29 Dec 2022
    There are plugins like that can help with practice.
  • Atom has been archived
    16 projects | /r/programming | 16 Dec 2022
    I found to be kind of a nice way to build some muscle memory for vim.
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