3 steps to Vim from Sublime Text 2

I've been using Sublime Text 2 since quite a while now and really enjoy spending my most of the time playing around code with it. Since I've a PHP background (where I used to code on Netbeans) I was not motivated to use use on Terminal based editors. However, I gave a try to switch to Vim few months back but the situation was too much demanding at that time. I was learning couple of other new technologies where I didn't wanted them to suffer/compromise and avoided one more constrain on my brain to use Vim. <!-- more --> So, I stood beside Sublime Text 2 and it continued to be my IDE in that struggling period. Until recently, I came across this great article by Yehuda Katz which convinced me to give Vim another good try.

This is the basic setup I did to get started using Vim (on MacOSX)

Setting up MacVim

Bingo! I'm done with configuring vim with all the essential plugins out there within 3 steps. But, Not to forget Vim is not done until you know some required shortcuts. I've compiled the list for my quick reference. Ofcourse, They're available on the internet too.

List of Not to forget Vim Shortcuts


I'm making myself comfortable in Vim and hopefully this will be a successful attemp. If you're sailing on same ship I would love to hear from you.

P.S: I'll keep on updating the Shortcuts as I stumble upon them.