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Scott Paterson
Scott Paterson
26,869 Points

Sublime Text 2

So i am using Sublime Text 2, is this still a popular choice? or have i missed a new show in town, new software?, finally got round to installing packages and i am comfortable using it which is the main thing for my own work flow but always curious who is using what and alternatives :)

Scott

6 Answers

Aptana is a fairly good one!

Stephanie Hider
Stephanie Hider
5,795 Points

I have used Coda (used it for years) and Espresso both but Sublime is the best so far.

Steph

Kevin Granger
Kevin Granger
20,332 Points

Maybe brackets http://brackets.io/ is something to follow but for now, Sublime Text 2 (the V3 is in beta) seems to be the most efficient and popular text editor.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

My unsolicited advice, is to pick the right tool for the right job and make sure it's a good one. From everything I've heard, Sublime text is a great choice for writing code.

So stop worrying about your tools and get back to writing code. :smile:

If you really want to tweak your text editor workflow, maybe find an add-on or 3 for sublime text that makes you more productive and satisfies the 2 earlier criteria.

Stephanie Hider
Stephanie Hider
5,795 Points

Word of caution notice he said one or 3 add ons. When I first got sublime text I noticed all of these neat add ons I might use and installed close to a hundred I think. Not good, the best one I am still using is actually a paid one (small fee) for sftp upload. The reason I like it is because it will upload any file to the server upon saving.

Steph

I use Notepad++ No bubbles no Troubles :)

I used also Komodo and Coda, Zend etc, the thing is that they autocomplete your code with things I don't want to, so for me a simple notepad is enough, maybe it's harder, but it works for me the best in that way