Professional system administrator, consultant, and author.
Jason started his career as a Unix and Linux System Engineer in 1999. Since that time he has utilized his Linux skills at companies such as Xerox, UPS, Hewlett-Packard, and Amazon.com. Additionally, he has acted as a technical consultant and independent contractor for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Jason has professional experience with CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu. He has used several Linux distributions on personal projects including Debian, Slackware, CrunchBang, and others. In addition to Linux, Jason has experience supporting proprietary Unix operating systems including AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris.
He enjoys teaching others how to use and exploit the power of the Linux operating system. He is also the author of the books "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu."
Did you know that the most productive command line experts exploit the powerful features of the Vim text editor?
The problem is that if you want to get really good with Vim it can take you an extremely long time if you're trying to learn it on your own.
That's why the Vim Masterclass was created.
This course gives you the absolute shortest path to learning the basics. It also provides you the fastest way to learn the most advanced features, too.
By the time you finish the Vim Masterclass you'll know how to:
When you start the course, you'll be able to use vim almost immediately. I want to make sure you get up and running as quickly as possible. That's why at the beginning of the course you'll learn how to start vim, how to make simple edits, and how to save your changes.
After that, we'll build on your knowledge and even get into some really advanced techniques such as editing multiple files at once, creating macros, making global substitutions in many files at the same time, ways to format and normalize data, how to "think in vim", and much more.
Having taught thousands of students over the years, I know people learn best by doing. That's why I've packed this course with tons of practice exercises. For each exercise you, get detailed, step-by-step instructions. I encourage you to try the labs on your own first. Then I walk through the exercise while you look over my shoulder.
Not only will you learn the concepts, you'll watch me demonstrate how to put those concepts to good use, and you'll practice those new skills immediately so that you really understand and retain what you're learning.
This course is ideal for anyone who works on the command line often. Whether you're a system administrator, a developer, a database administrator, or anyone else who has to edit files in a command line environment, this course is for you.
Even though this course does cover the graphical version of vim, it is NOT for people who are looking for "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) word processing help.
No, this course is for people who want to get really efficient at editing plain text files, such as server configuration files, shell scripts, source code, and any other type of textual data.
So, if you're tired of being scared of vim, or just aren't making the progress you'd hope to by just dabbling in vim, it's time to take your vim skills to the next level by enrolling in this course.