Developer Productivity: Building your Own Development Environment

Last update: 2018-10-22 Some years ago I was using Ubuntu. It was easy to install and easy to use. I mostly used Windows in my computing life and Unity was feeling similar. At least to me. It was not perfect though: Weird display bugs was popping from time to time. I always felt Unity pretty slow. I had to compile manually a lot of applications not available in the official repositories. »

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Vim Search, Find and Replace: Commands and Plugins

Can a developer live without a good search engine in his editor or IDE? What developer never used the famous find and replace in multiple files? Yep. Nobody. You can be happy though, dear Vim user: your editor totally shine by its search features! With a minimum of configuration you can be able to search whatever you want, wherever you want at light speed. You need to use Vim to find and replace occurrences in thousand of files and filter with a maximum of granularity? »

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Vim for PHP: The Complete Guide for a Powerful PHP IDE

Last update: 2018-09-18 Vim, a PHP IDE? I can see you spitting your cereals in front of you computer. “What? A PHP IDE with Vim? Are you insane?” Am I? It’s definitely possible to make a very powerful IDE with Vim: you need to know what plugins install and what are their purposes. It was one of my ex colleague (kushellig) you showed me how to do so. From their I simply improved it for my needs. »

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How did I Replace PhpStorm by Vim in my Heart

I wrote an article some time ago in order to give you the most useful tips and tricks for my favorite php IDE, PhpStorm. Well, sorry PhpStorm, you were my favorite IDE. Things changed. I love another one now. Its name is Vim. Are you confused? Are you yelling “why”? What happened between PhpStorm and me? Why a PHP developer would use this… old smelly thing called Vim? I was happy with PhpStorm. »

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