VIM Cheatsheet: For those coders who just don’t get what all the fuss is about VIM, here’s a resource for you

I occasionally jump onto my VIM emulator in PHP Storm and use it to do some special editing and selections, but I found PHP Storm has so much convenience with the mouse I hardly bother using all the time saving tools VIM has to offer.  I hear VIM is a great web development tool that helps coders write code faster because they can do more with just the keyboard.  Many diehard VIM coders claim they don’t ever use a mouse.  To each their own.

Here is a great cheatsheet for all you web developers out there who despise using the mouse and would rather be able to do more just with the keyboard.  For me, I like the extra exercise, so it’s okay.  Check VIM out, though, I noticed for some coders they just can’t say enough good things about VIM.  How does VIM save you time?  What special quick keys and commands do you use?!  I’m always looking to improve efficiencies for me and other web developers.  I’d appreciate your tips!

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