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Neovim

Vim's rebirth for the 21st century
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What is Neovim?

Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: simplify maintenance and encourage contributions, split the work between multiple developers, enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source, and improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.
Neovim is a tool in the Text Editor category of a tech stack.
Neovim is an open source tool with 62.1K GitHub stars and 4.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Neovim's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Neovim?

Companies
23 companies reportedly use Neovim in their tech stacks, including MAK IT, Focus21 Inc., and GatewayAPI.

Developers
459 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Neovim.

Neovim Integrations

fzf, Oni, Tandem, LunarVim, and NvChad are some of the popular tools that integrate with Neovim. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with Neovim.
Pros of Neovim
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Modern and more powerful Vim
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Fast
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Asynchronous plugins
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Stable
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Edit text fast
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Vim plugins work out of the box
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Great community
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Embedable
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Built-in terminal support
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Unix-like
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Plugins in any language
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External GUIs
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Extremely customizable
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Great Colorschemes
Decisions about Neovim

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Neovim in their tech stack.

Hi, so I have been contracted by a peer to create a website using React with Java as the backend for server-side applications. I have the project listed on GitHub, and you can find it by searching for my username. The question I have is what is the fastest way to correctly learn all the necessary technologies needed to host the website? I'm also learning Neovim because I used Visual Studio Code for a bit and hated it, so if anyone has advice relating to Neovim that would also be appreciated. Thanks for providing some advice, I have little idea of where I need to go and some direction would be well appreciated. Cheers! Jls

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Rogério R. Alcântara

For a Visual Studio Code/Atom developer that works mostly with Node.js/TypeScript/Ruby/Go and wants to get rid of graphic-text-editors-IDE-like at once, which one is worthy of investing time to pick up?

I'm a total n00b on the subject, but I've read good things about Neovim's Lua support, and I wonder what would be the VIM response/approach for it?

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Neovim's Features

  • More powerful plugins
  • Better GUI architecture
  • First-class support for embedding

Neovim Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Neovim?
Vim
Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
Atom
At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
Kakoune
Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones. Kakoune can operate in two modes, normal and insertion. In insertion mode, keys are directly inserted into the current buffer. In normal mode, keys are used to manipulate the current selection and to enter insertion mode.
Emacs
GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.
SpaceVim
SpaceVim is a Modular configuration, a bundle of custom settings and plugins, for Vim. It got inspired by spacemacs.
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Neovim's Followers
607 developers follow Neovim to keep up with related blogs and decisions.