Exiting Mastering Vim Quickly

From WTF to OMG in no time




## what’s this?

I wrote a book, on Vim, called: Mastering Vim Quickly: From WTF to OMG in no time.
I want to tell you a bit about it.

## what kind of title is that, are you serious?

Yes I am. The first time I saw a Vim master in action, I thought: “WTF is this guy doing with his code?!”

Once I realized how easy that was, my next thought was: “OMG I have to try this!”

## why another book on Vim, for God’s sake?

There was no really a good book on Vim. Not for me.

Just like You are, I’m very busy too. I don’t wanna spend days on reading 300 page long books on Vim.

I don’t need to know 1000 different ways do X in Vim, one or two is enough!

I don’t want MORE information. I want LESS information, but I want the RESULTS.

There was no book like this – so I had to write one. Here’s what some of my readers had to say on this note:

“I really like the material, found you on Twitter and quickly decided to buy the book and all the extras. I am already fairly experienced with Vim, but I realize I don’t know many of the basics, and I use too many plugins… for now it’s the best I have found, as I can immediately get value out of it without having to read hundreds of pages.

Your book gave me the push I needed to explore Vim a bit further, and I now use it for much more than coding: from managing my notes and useful links on ViwWiki, to draft emails, to pretty much anything which requires editing text (including CSV, JSON, etc.). And after many months I still go back to MVQ for reference.” – Cesare Tagliaferri, CTO at tsc.ai

I “felt in love” with Vim just about a year ago.  Read a lot of manuals and books… or saying more precisely – tried to read. “Full&over”-time job and family are leaving no time for learning.

This book is exactly what I searched for. You start with things every “vimmer” must know from very beginning. For example: changing text in visual mode. So important staff I found just a couple of weeks ago. I wish I knew it before. Thank for your good work. – Arie Ender

You’re book is awesome, it’s really addictive. Since the chapters are not that long, I can read a chapter a day and that is a really good portion to meet the daily goal. Most importantly, I’m already improving my day to day work with vim. So many good things in your book that I haven’t yet heard about. Really nice! – Thomas Hornoff


## okay, so how’s your book different?

I’m glad you asked! Stay with me here, read the three points below, it’s important:

1. I’m a learning addict, so I know A LOT about learning and our psychology.

While learning any skill, there is a period of time in which you’re horribly unskilled, and you’re painfully aware of that fact. The same applies when learning Vim.

But there’s a simple way to overcome this. The biggest obstacle you will face in your quest to learn Vim is yourself. Once you’re aware of it, even Vim becomes easy.

2. The core principles and the most important features:

One of the beautiful things about learning Vim is the fact that you don’t need to know everything. You only need to understand a few critically important concepts that provide most of the value.

If you invest the time and energy necessary to learn these concepts, you’ll easily be in the top 1% of the human population when it comes to productivity in coding/programming/text editing.

3. Good structure, many practical examples + screencasts

Over the years I’ve collected, distilled and refined my findings on Vim into the concepts and best tips which are presented in Mastering Vim Quickly. Think of this book as a filter.

Instead of trying to absorb all of the Vim knowledge—and there’s really a lot out there—use this book to get what matters the most.

PLUS: Screencasts you can get cover most important examples from the book, step by step. Each of them is only 1-3 minutes long, and without sound. This means you can listen to music while learning Vim! See one of them below.


## what’s inside, what do I exactly get?

– Mastering Vim Quickly book in PDF, MOBI and EPUB – purposefully written to be a quick read (~100 pages only!)
– 19 short and to the point screencasts covering the most important examples from the book
– Learning to Learn Effectively bonus book in PDF (14 pages)
– Introduction to Vim Plugins bonus book in PDF (15 pages)

## can I see some sample chapters and table of contents?

Sure! I can send you ToC + 4 chapters from Mastering Vim Quickly and bonuses, free of charge.
What’s your email?


## I’m a Vim beginner, is this a good book for me?

Of course it is. Warning: you might become advanced in Vim very quickly!

“What prevented me from buying “Mastering Vim Quickly” was the fear of learning a new skill. But now I’m very happy and proud to, finally, have a book that concerns one of the fastest, ugly-to-most-users, text editor. I really liked the personalizing vim, the plugins, the folding and the search and replace parts.

I loved the way that the content is spread across the book. I mean that it’s half a tutorial and half a vim-thesaurus. It does not tell you everything. I you want to find out more, you have to search for it explicitly. I do recommend this book because it’s a batteries-included book about Vim. No more, no less. I would really like this book to be sold in hard copy as well. :)” – Nick M.


## I’m experienced Vim user, will I learn something new?

Absolutely. But you don’t have to trust me, see what some of the advanvced Vim users said about my book:

“Mastering Vim Quickly is a great tour through the most important aspects and concepts of Vim. It starts beginner friendly and quickly advances to show more involved text editing techniques. Throughout the book I especially liked the focus on large scale operations. With numerous realistic examples it teaches how various simple commands can be combined in different ways to achieve powerful transformations across multiple files. And even if you already know all the topics covered in the book, it will refresh your knowledge and fuel your curiosity about the depths of Vim once again.” – Christian Wellenbrock, the creator of the targets.vim plugin
I have been using vi editor for almost 20 years and in the very first chapter, I found some new tips. It is easy to follow. It comes with useful tips, not only cool tips. Makes you more confident on using vi. You can find what you need with ease. I would absolutely recommend it! A very nice job doing this book.” – G. Santoveña
“A very approachable way to learn Vim. The writing is really good and contains a fine balance between explanations, examples and tips. It covers all the topics you need to know to really understand what Vim is about and why so many people choose it. If you are either just getting started or you have been wanting to switch to Vim full-time you will find this book to be the perfect reference“. – Mariano Cavallo, Front-end Developer


## What can I actually learn?

The book and videos



## what about those screencast, may I see one?

## this book is for you…

if you’re beginner and

if you

I considered myself as a pretty skilled vim user, and you’ve literally destroyed my skills with earlier and later on the first pages… :) Cant’ wait to read the whole book! – V. Ignatyev, Software Developer


#still not convinced? See some more testimonials:




The Premium Training Package

Buy now | $129


The Professional Training Package

Buy now | $79


The Standard Edition

Buy now | $39

You can also get the paperback edition on Amazon .com | .de | .es | .it | .fr


What content is included in the screencasts that’s not included in the book?

The book includes all of the content presented in screencasts. Screencasts do not cover every single chapter nor every single example. They are created to cover the most important Vim features and concepts, and meant to be used together with the book.

When can we expect the next version?

This is the first edition of Mastering Vim Quickly. It’s going to be a long term project. The plan is to update the book (and other materials) once a year. Current version (v1.1) is published on April 2018, 5 months after the first publication. No matter how much I tried, I’m sure there are still some typos and errors left in there. If you find one, let me know please!

Is there a money-back guarantee?

Here’s what I think: Money-back guarantee means failure. I’m offering you something better:

My main goal with this project is to help You learn Vim. I don’t want to sell Mastering Vim Quickly to people who don’t want to commit to anything. I want people who are committed to results, to buy my book.

Because I strongly believe: until someone is committed, information is just a waste of time.

That’s why, there are no refunds. By not allowing a refund I can be sure you actually will read Mastering Vim Quickly. And you will probably read it with much greater attention, so you can absorb all the precious stuff you have in there.

This is investment in yourself. Getting a refund means you failed in your main goal – learning Vim. I’m here to help you learn Vim, not play money games with you :)

I know that if you have NO CHOICE but to make this work–and take the maximum out of this book, you will learn Vim.


About the author

The author of Mastering Vim Quickly is Jovica Ilic. Sysadmin. Fan of Vim and Gentoo.

You have questions? Get in touch: [email protected]