Kickstart to Vim
Vim is one of the two widely known text-based Text Editor cum IDEs, the other one being, ahem, Emacs. For people new to Vim, it might have be a big leap, it is markedely different from the usual text editors, it being modal (implying that the same keys do differnt things in different modes. Don't worry, modes are awesome.)
Some cool things to know about Vim:
- You don't have to press any keys outside beyond the Return key. No need to stretch/move your hands to press the Home/End/PageUp/PageDown/Up/Down/Left/Right keys. There are much better ways to do that in Vim.
- Vim works even on the most basic and old Linux computer you can run into, it runs via SSH, and basically it works everywhere.