I had the opportunity to work with a bunch of TDD vim hackers during the last 4-5 months over at Nulogy, and after some initial resistance I decided to jump in and learn vim. My motivation is to really see if it lives up to the hype, and more importantly because it’ll make me look like a genius to the layman watching my screen (I.e. Gary Bernhardt).
I’ve tackled vim a few times over the years, but never fully committed to it. Since I believe you need to fully commit to something to do it well (including learning anything), I decided to pick up my touch typing first to really see the benefits of VIM.
Last week I achieved my typing goal of 75 words per minute, inspiration courtesy of Steve Yegge. I’ve since upped my goal to 90 wpm, but I think I’m at least quick enough now to really immerse myself into learning vim.