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Supercharged Code Editing with Vim and Neovim

Learn to use Vim and Neovim with your favorite IDEs and the terminal. You'll learn all the productivity-boosting shortcuts, macros, and techniques that will give you real mastery of code editing!

2 Days

Average time students take to complete this course.

Taught by: Jayson Lennon
Last updated: July 2024


This course makes learning Vim and Neovim easy! Using the Vim plugin via your existing IDE (such as VSCode) and Neovim in the terminal, you'll come to understand the power of Vim and Neovim and be able to wield their power to navigate and edit code as fast as you can type!

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to use Neovim in the terminal, which offers productivity boosts that are impossible to do in existing IDEs
  • Increase your code editing and navigation speed using Vim shortcuts in VSCode or your preferred IDE
  • Navigate and edit code more efficiently so you can work smarter, not harder
  • Supercharge your coding sessions by learning to be more focused on your code and less distracted
  • Bulk edit your code using macros
  • How to use the productivity boosting aspects of Vim via the plugin (no terminal required)

Why Learn Neovim and Vim?

All code editors have a small selection of keyboard shortcuts to perform common tasks like saving files, copying and pasting text, and sometimes using multiple cursors.

However, the bulk of code editing and navigation still requires you to use the mouse, even though writing code is done using the keyboard.

Annoying, right!?

Now imagine a coding experience where every action, from navigating through lines to making intricate edits, happens completely using the keyboard, without the need for a mouse...

That's what you'll learn to do in this Vim and Neovim course!

Your coding will be supercharged because there will no longer be a need to stop coding, grab the mouse, navigate around (and inevitably mis-click!), and then get back to coding. With shortcuts you can edit and navigate uninterrupted and as fast as you can type.

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Learning is hard. And sometimes you just need a quick learning fix, right? To learn something awesome, interesting, and relevant to your career goals.

That's why we've created Bytes.

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By becoming a ZTM member you'll not only get access to all our courses, bytes, and projects.

But you’ll also get to join our exclusive live online community classroom to learn alongside thousands of students, alumni, mentors, TAs and Instructors.

Most importantly, you'll be learning from an industry professional (Jayson) that has actual real-world experience as a Developer using Vim and Neovim. He teaches you the exact strategies and techniques he uses in his role.

Finally, as with all ZTM courses, this course is a living thing. It will be constantly updated as the landscape changes so you can use it as your go-to resource for learning Vim and Neovim now and throughout your career.

Join 1,000s of Zero To Mastery graduates that have gotten hired and are now working at companies like Google, Tesla, Amazon, Apple, IBM, JP Morgan, Facebook, Shopify + other top tech companies.

They come from all different backgrounds, ages, and experiences. Many even started as complete beginners.

So there's no reason it can't be you too.

And you have nothing to lose. Because you can start learning right now and if this course isn't everything you expected, we'll refund you 100% within 30 days. No hassles and no questions asked.

When's the best time to get started? Today!

There's never a bad time to learn in-demand skills. But the sooner, the better. So start learning to use the Vim and Neovim today by joining the ZTM Academy. You'll have a clear roadmap to developing the skills to build your own projects, get hired, and advance your career.

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Course curriculum

Here's an overview of what you'll learn in this Vim and Neovim tutorial.


2 lectures

Getting Started

3 lectures

Phase 1: Core

6 lectures

Phase 2: Everyday Vim

5 lectures

Phase 3: Vim for Programmers

5 lectures

Phase 4: Neovim

9 lectures

Where To Go From Here?

2 lectures

Meet your instructor

Your instructor (Jayson) isn't just an expert with years of real-world professional experience. He has been in your shoes. He makes learning fun. He makes complex topics feel simple. He will motivate you. He will push you. And he will go above and beyond to help you succeed.

Jayson Lennon

Hi, I'm Jayson Lennon!

Jayson is a self-taught developer with numerous industry certifications. He has a unique ability to help students learn in the most effective way possible and provide lessons that are clear, detailed and easy to follow along.


Jayson Lennon

Software Engineer

Frequently asked questions

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

  • Nope! There are no prerequisites for this course, though we recommend you have average or better typing speed.

Do you provide a certificate of completion?

We definitely do and they are quite nice. You will also be able to add Zero To Mastery Academy to the education section of your LinkedIn profile as well.

Are there subtitles?

Yes! We have high quality subtitles in 11 different languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Romanian, Arabic, Hindi, Portuguese, Indonesian, and Japanese.

You can even adjust the text size, color, background and more so that the subtitles are perfect just for you!

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