Donnie West

Why You Should Still Use Neovim

11/1/2018

Two years ago Vim 8 was released. It was the first major version of Vim in ten years and aimed to bring the project up to speed with Neovim…

Build your own Minimal and Scriptable Terminal

10/24/2017

I'm a huge fan of Unix as an IDE and so the terminal is the core of my computational environment: I run everything from my development…

Setting up your first Mastodon server

8/22/2017

Mastodon is a relatively young social network that aims to be a privacy concious, federated Twitter. Most people opt to join one of the…

Eliminate Boilerplate with React Native Templates

4/17/2017

At Code Koalas , we love React Native. We also hate boilerplate and unfortunately it seems like all of our new React Native projects use…

Setting up VIM for Javascript development

9/4/2016

For many, VIM is the ultimate text editor and there are many attempts to bring it's editting prowess to a wide variety of editors…

Goals for 2015 and what happened in 2014

1/5/2015

Beginning this year I'm starting an Annual Review - a report of my reflections on the last year and what I plan to do on the year to come…

Supercharged VIM built from source

12/26/2014

There's a reason programmers love VIM: infinite customization that is consistent across all of your projects. VIM is capable of being molded…

I want to Code

1/4/2014

My name is Donnie West. I work in fast food and I am teaching myself how to code. I'm doing it not only to become more valuable as a member…