If you don’t already use VIM with plugins, check out these videos to see why you should start.
And if you get really good, maybe you can speed code like this guy:
I finally figured out how to setup VIM (advanced text editor) with some useful plugins like snipMate, NERDtree, and surround! Following the instructions on the vim website was giving me issues because VIM wasn’t installed in “~/.vim” and the directory didn’t exist. I removed all of my vim packages with synaptic package manager and reinstalled just vim, vim-common and vim-runtime. The version is 7.2. Then I was able to access “~/.vim” and then the instructions made sense (I could unzip the zip files into “~/.vim” without any issues). When installing snipMate, make sure you add a line in “/etc/vim/vimrc” with “filetype plugin on”, not “:filetype plugin on”.