One sign of an inexperienced Vim user is wasted time spent navigating within and between files. They search manually for method definitions, and type out long path-names to access files.
With Drew’s help, you’ll learn to jump directly to the class, method, or file you’re interested in with minimal keystrokes. You’ll cease to care whether something is defined in your project, a bundled gem, or the standard library.
With these skills mastered, you’ll learn to rely less on documentation, preferring to simply jump to the source of the Ruby or Rails methods you’re using.
This ability won’t just save you time, but will help you gain a deeper understanding of the gems and standard library code that you use every day.
Along the way, you’ll also learn how to make Ruby blocks a first-class text object in Vim. This lets you edit Ruby code at a higher level of abstraction. Once you try it, you’ll never want to go back.
Three videos are included:
Navigation within Ruby Files (8:47)
Navigation between Ruby files (16:15)
Intelligent navigation with ctags (15:23)