Vim + tmux = custom IDE ⇝

  Wynn Netherland • December 20, 2011

Alex Young on stitching together your own development environment with tmux, vim, and other text-mode apps:

The difference between this approach and a traditional IDE is this interface adapts around my current task, and is only limited by the thousands of commands and scripting languages that I have installed.

As a recent command-line Vim convert, I agree. I use tmuxinator to automate the process. I have tmux environments for development projects, blogging, and even GTD with taskpaper.vim.

I’m also anxious to try the upcoming iTerm + tmux integration.