The humble yet essential text editor is perhaps the most important item in every computer magician’s bag of tricks. Although this subject is well-served by a written tutorial, there’s nothing like video screencasts to really bring text editors to life. Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of the Learn Enough Text Editor to Be Dangerous video screencasts.
The full Learn Enough Text Editor to Be Dangerous video series includes almost an hour and a half of video, covering not only all the subjects in the written tutorial but also the kind of tips & tricks that are hard to capture in print form.
To get an idea of what the screencasts include, I’ve uploaded a short preview to YouTube here:
- Minimum Viable Vim
- The Most Important Vim Command
- Basics of the Atom, Sublime Text, and Cloud9 editors
- Worked examples of moving around, selecting text, and cut/copy/paste
- Saving your bacon with Undo
- Finding and replacing, both in single files and project-wide
- Autocomplete and tab triggers
- Writing source code
- How to extend your shell with a real executable Bash script
The full price for the Learn Enough Text Editor to Be Dangerous screencasts is $12, which you can also buy bundled with the ebooks for $19:
Although the Learn Enough Text Editor to Be Dangerous screencasts are designed for complete beginners, in the nearly 90 minutes of content there’s also lots of material that even more experienced users will find valuable, including coverage of Minimum Viable Vim and a thorough introduction to “modern” text editors like Atom and Sublime. Enjoy!