Use the right tool for the job, atom is big, vim can get big too.
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How it Starts
It started with atom. A hackable text editor I used because sublime was not doing it for me. I heard that there was a text editor that stood the test of time and increased developer productivity, one caveat – only those who are elite can use it. So much intrigue right? I quickly found out why it stood the test of time and that no, it was not only for the elite, just takes a lot of practice. For awhile I jumped back and forth from one to the other (atom to vim, vim to atom), mainly for reasons that I could not fully commit to vim as I was not productive.
After awhile I committed to vim
rm -rf /Applications/Atom.app (forcefully uninstalled atom) – no turning back. Things were going well, I was getting faster and better. Then it started to happen, plugins. I started installing plugins to make me more productive, language support, beautifiers, style guides. The straw that broke the camels back –
vim-autocomplete. My .vim ended up being almost as large as my atom install with all the fixin’s, this is not including my
P.S. I have not given up on VIM, I just pick my battles a little better these days.