Dev tip: Learn VIM

So happy that I know how to use VIM. Why? Because sometimes I need to edit files on the remote host.
Maybe your IDE can’t successfully connect to the remote host and you end up with SSH and CLI commands.
My current scenario is implementing a payment gateway and using localhost as host is ignored 😦 I ended up coding on the shared hosting via SSH, but without slowdown thanks to VIM skills.

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Improving PHP autocompletion in VIM

After watching VIM as PHP IDE I revisited my config, specifically pimped ctags according to articles Vim Autocompletion for PHP and Exuberant ctags with PHP in Vim

So my current $HOME/.ctags is:

--recurse
--languages=php
--langmap=php:.inc.php
--fields=+aimS
--PHP-kinds=+cfd
--exclude=.svn
--exclude=.git
--exclude=cache
--exclude=tags
--exclude=min
--exclude=\*.min.\*
--exclude=node_modules
--regex-PHP=/abstract class ([^ ]*)/\1/c/
--regex-PHP=/interface ([^ ]*)/\1/c/
--regex-PHP=/trait ([^ ]*)/\1/c/
--regex-PHP=/(public |static |abstract |protected |private )+ function +([^ \(]*)/\2/f/

Faster CtrlP fuzzy search with custom ignore

Had some issues with listing files from modules/ via CtrlP so I ended up writing my own user command for.

let g:ctrlp_user_command = 'find %s -type f -not \( -path "*/.svn/*" -o -path "*/.git/*" -o -path "*/vendor/*" -o -path "*/.idea/*" -o -path "*/cache/*" \)'

Thanks CtrlP for the ctrlp_user_command var 😉