How to turn VIM into an IDE

I am by no means a full-time software developer, but I find myself from time-to-time needing to dig into some code. While many developers use an IDE, I find IDEs overkill for my use-cases and an unnecessary dependency on my systems. I recently saw a colleague using VIM very similar to an IDE and I become intrigued. With a little help, I got everything setup and now have an easily portable IDE in an interface I frequently use: VIM. In this post, I would like to walk through the steps that were shown to me to get this all setup.

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