Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· sjwoodr

Better coding without an IDE

Use Sublime Text 2 on OS X with the Vintage and VintageEx plugins enabled. This gives you Vi but in a much cleaner application on the desktop.

Command-Shift-P to access Package Manager, then search for VintageEx

// Settings in here override those in "Default/Preferences.sublime-settings", and
// are overridden in turn by file type specific settings.
        "vintage_start_in_command_mode": true

Syntax highlighting is built-in for most languages and you can add snippets from TextMate with a simple transform.