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IDE/Editor

As developers, we spend most of our time reading and editing code. The tools we use for this purpose have changed greatly over the decades. Some are immensely powerful, and some are little changed since the ’70s.

vi

You’d think that the days of using vi as the primary development editor would be long over. There are tools nowadays that far outclass vi, and other simple text editors like it. But the truth is that vi has enjoyed a significant resurgence in popularity due to its simplicity, ease of use, speed, and flexibility. Vi might not be as powerful as Emacs, or eclipse, but it’s still a fast and powerful editor.


  

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