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Learn Vim. A New Extension to Help You Learn Vim in VSCode

Learn Vim. A New Extension to Help You Learn Vim in VSCode
A new extension to help you learn Vim in VSCode

As I was writing JavaScriptmancy, Boost Your Coding Fu with VSCode and Vim and Wizards Use Vim I’ve always envisioned a more interactive way to teach through practice, play and games. Life happens and I sort of got as far as writing but never much further. I left those cool ideas of interactive learning, roguelikes, RPG-esque JavaScript, Vim platformers archived somewhere at the bottom of bottomless TODO lists, half-remembered thoughts and someday/maybes…

But yesterday as I was preparing breakfast I wondered… Hmm could I write a VSCode extension to help people learn Vim in VSCode? Could I do it in just one day? And it turns out I can… Sort of


Learn Vim, a VSCode extension that helps you learn Vim right within VSCode, keeps your progress and provides room for thoughtful reading and deliberate practice (and soon games?).

Open Visual Studio, install Learn Vim like any other extension and then:

  1. Open the command palette
  2. Type Learn Vim
  3. Victory

Learn Vim

Hope you find it useful! And don’t hesitate to give me a shout, ask me a question or let me know what you think. Have fun! And may the Elder Gods of Vim always be with you.

Jaime González García

Written by Jaime González García , dad, husband, software engineer, ux designer, amateur pixel artist, tinkerer and master of the arcane arts. You can also find him on Twitter jabbering about random stuff.Jaime González García