Discovering Vim Awesome

Software

Today I found out about the Vim Awesome site:

Vim Awesome is a directory of Vim plugins sourced from GitHub, Vim.org, and user submissions. Plugin usage data is extracted from dotfiles repos on GitHub.

My experiment with emacs wrapped up last month (a topic for another post), and this gets the closest to giving me a similar experience to the MELPA web interface for Vim. I love the breakdown of plugin types, and the ability to search and sort results.

I tend to keep pretty lean config and only run a few plugins, but it helped me a discover a few new gems like Syntastic and the energetically-titled TOAST!

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Ruben Schade is a technical writer and IaaS engineer in Sydney, Australia who refers to himself in the third person in bios. Wait, not BIOS… my brain should be EFI by now.

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