I’m pleased to announce the availability of a draft of Learn Enough Text Editor to Be Dangerous, an introduction to text editors that assumes no prerequisites other than a familiarity with the Unix command line (such as that provided by Learn Enough Command Line to Be Dangerous). Topics include Minimum Viable Vim, an introduction to “modern” text editors like Atom and Sublime Text, and more advanced features like editing source code and global find and replace.
Learn Enough Text Editor to Be Dangerous is the second in a series of Learn Enough to Be Dangerous tutorials designed to fulfill the prerequisites of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial. As with the Ruby on Rails Tutorial book, the Learn Enough Text Editor to Be Dangerous draft is available in a free online version, and I appreciate any feedback or suggestions you may have, whether you’re a relative beginner or an expert. I especially appreciate bug and typo reports (no matter how small). Please email any feedback to [email protected]. After getting feedback on the draft, I expect to incorporate the changes and release a more polished version some time in the next few weeks.