Kakoune, the Text Editor I Didn’t Know I Needed

Like the idea of Emacs and Vim but think it is too complicated?

If you are a software developer, you may have tried Emacs and Vim at some point in your life. If you are like me and kind of have a goldfish memory for complicated keyboard combinations, you would have given up on these editors already deciding they are too much work to learn.

I’ve learned the basics of Vim but never got efficient at using it. Instead my goto editor ended up being TextMate on the Mac. It tried to take…