Screencast Thoughtbot: Vim for Rails Developers Electives

  • thoughtbot
Badge student

Locked Content

A subscription is required for viewing this video. Enroll now to get full access to all Code School courses and content.

Enroll Now Sign in


  1. jan1024188 said

    The downloaded video is broken, and live one won't stream. :(

  2. Faculty

    Olivier Lacan said

    Everything looks alright here, you should try again.

  3. Adam21e said

    tldr; :Rfind won't work on latest version, you need to use :find

    Long Version: I hadn't heard of :Rfind before, and I couldn't find that command. Turns out the current version of rails.vim doesn't use :Rfind anymore, it's just :find

    Relevant lines from doc/rails.txt (line 61) rails-:Rfind :Rfind [{file}] Obsolete alias for |:find|.

  4. ksiudy said

    Does this video have subtitles?

  5. alduro said

    A bit older the Rails version. In case of ctags, Rails under vendor dir ? It doesn't work with gem.

  6. Alex Blakemore said

    Nice VIM discussion, but I disagree with the recommendation to prefer Qwerty to Dvorak. The amount of time (and finger/wrist pain) you save with the Dvorak key layout is much more important than the time it costs to turn on Dvorak the first time you touch a computer. All computers let you set a Dvorak key layout in preferences or settings; its an ISO standard after all. And once its enabled, you can quickly toggle between the two layouts with a mouse click or control-key. Also it's not like you forget Qwerty completely once you learn Dvorak; just like you don't forget English when you learn French. If you think of the home row like a cache, then the cache hit rate for Dvorak is over double that of Qwerty.

  7. Carlos Alexandro Becker said

    Downloaded video stops playing in the first music (audio still working, video freezes)

  8. iso said

    I am in kind of the same boat as Carlos. When using VLC the video locks up on the intro music before Ben starts talking. However if I open the file with mplayer from the terminal it works fine.

    • Using Crunchbang (Debian Wheezy)
  9. Matthew Closson said

    Really really awesome video, I couldn't help but smile almost all the way through. I've been really diving in learning a lot more vim recently and took a bunch of notes through this. Ben thanks!

  10. Mark said

    Very useful guide for vim beginners like me. Thanks Codeschool & Thoughtbot!

  11. Jeff Margolis said

    Can't get this to stream. :(

  12. Andy Huynh said

    download the video and watch in Quicktime for mac users (VLC is just as bad as watching online)

  13. heliogabalo said

    hello, Another wonderfull work, thankyou.

  14. Erik said

    @alduro take a look at the vim-bundler plugin to navigate bundled gems using ctags.

  15. Uri said

    Very nice, I've been along time user of NERDTree and taglist , but still managed to learn a bunch of useful nuggets(command and plugins) to improve my rails coding with vim. Thanks

    Also, I will definitely give rails.vim another try.

  16. Diogo Vecchiati said

    very slow host, i watch a 1080p video on youtube without stops and here the player keep pausing every 5s

  17. Arslan Ali said

    While I was using Ubuntu or Windows, this video doesn't work, and this is the case with only this video. But on Mac(Yosemite), it works perfectly even after downloading, and playing in QuickTime Player, it works perfectly.

  18. Romy Elmaco said

    While the material of this screencast is very good but somehow the video keeps lagging while playing. It's totally destroying the experience. Please fix this, i am using ubuntu with either firefox or chrome and the result is still the same.

  19. Dražen Lučanin said

    The stream is buffering very slowly and I can barely watch it due to constant pauses and interruptions :(

  20. insoulan said

    The downloaded video is broken, and live one won't stream. :(

You need to be an enrolled student in order to view this video and subscribe.

Enroll Now