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Neovim: Creating, Curating and Customising your Ideal Editor (with TJ DeVries)
Neovim: Creating, Curating and Customising your Ideal Editor (with TJ DeVries)

TJ DeVries is a core contributor to Neovim and several of its most interesting sub-projects, and he joins us this week to go in depth into how Neovim got started, how it’s structured, and what a truly programmable editor has to offer programmers who want the perfect environment.

Along the way we look at what we can learn from Neovim’s successful fork of the 30-year old codebase from Vim, how it still collaborates with the original project, and what putting Lua at the heart of the system has done for casual tinkerers and hardcore plugin writers alike.

Not everyone will come away from this discussion wanting to switch editors, but I’m sure you’ll get a newfound appreciation for digging deeper into the developer tools you use everyday.

Neovim: https://neovim.io/

Neovim Kickstarter: https://github.com/nvim-lua/kickstart.nvim

Kickstarter walkthrough video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8C0Cq9Uv9o

A directory of Neovim plugins: https://dotfyle.com/

Vimscript’s definition of true and false: https://vimhelp.org/eval.txt.html#Boolean

TJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/teej_dv

TJ on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/teej_dv

TJ on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@teej_dv

Kris on Mastodon: http://mastodon.social/@krisajenkins

Kris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krisjenkins/

Kris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/krisajenkins

#podcast #software #softwareengineering #dx

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TJ DeVries is a core contributor to Neovim and several of its most interesting sub-projects, and he joins us this week to go in depth into how Neovim got started, how it’s structured, and what a truly programmable editor has to offer programmers who want the perfect environment.

Along the way we look at what we can learn from Neovim’s successful fork of the 30-year old codebase from Vim, how it still collaborates with the original project, and what putting Lua at the heart of the system has done for casual tinkerers and hardcore plugin writers alike.

Not everyone will come away from this discussion wanting to switch editors, but I’m sure you’ll get a newfound appreciation for digging deeper into the developer tools you use everyday.

Neovim: https://neovim.io/

Neovim Kickstarter: https://github.com/nvim-lua/kickstart.nvim

Kickstarter walkthrough video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8C0Cq9Uv9o

A directory of Neovim plugins: https://dotfyle.com/

Vimscript’s definition of true and false: https://vimhelp.org/eval.txt.html#Boolean

TJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/teej_dv

TJ on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/teej_dv

TJ on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@teej_dv

Kris on Mastodon: http://mastodon.social/@krisajenkins

Kris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krisjenkins/

Kris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/krisajenkins

#podcast #software #softwareengineering #dx

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