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Mastering Sublime Text

Mastering
Dan Peleg

When it comes to cross-platform text and source code editing, Sublime Text has few rivals. This book will teach you all its great features and help you develop and publish plugins. A brilliantly inclusive guide.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849698429
Paperback110 pages

About This Book

  • Discover efficient, keyboard-driven text editing
  • Recognize the latest build of Sublime Text 3
  • Full of illustrations and diagrams, with clear, step-by-step instructions and practical examples that will help you in building cross-platform applications using Sublime Text

Who This Book Is For

This book is for developers with experience in any type of programming language, and for those who want to start using Sublime Text or perfect their existing skills. No knowledge of Sublime Text or any other code editor or IDE is expected.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing Sublime Text
Preparing for Sublime Text Installation
Installing Sublime Text on OS X
Installing Sublime Text on Windows 32/64 bit
Installing Sublime Text on Linux
Getting to know the Data and Packages directories
Running Sublime for the first time
Installing the Package Control ASAP
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Chapter 2: Code Editing
Discovering Search and Replace
Mastering Column and Multiple Selection
Navigating through everything
Using the must-have SublimeCodeIntel
Linting with SublimeLinter
The must-know shortcuts map
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Chapter 3: Snippets, Macros, and Key Bindings
Getting to know a snippet
Understanding your first snippet
Using Package Control snippets
Recording, editing, and using macros
New key bindings
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Chapter 4: Customization and Theme Development
Overriding and maintaining key bindings
Understanding Sublime's base settings
Beautifying Sublime with colors and themes
Mastering Split Windows
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Chapter 5: Unravelling Vintage Mode
Understanding Vintage Mode
Setting up Vintage Mode
Experiencing Vintage Mode features
Knowing about Vintageous
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Chapter 6: Testing Using Sublime
Introduction to testing in Sublime Text
Testing in PHP development
Testing in Python development
Testing in Ruby development
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Chapter 7: Debugging Using Sublime
Introduction to debugging in Sublime Text
Debugging PHP with Xdebug
Debugging JavaScript with Web Inspector
Debugging C/C++ with GDB
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Chapter 8: Developing Your Own Plugin
Warming up before starting a plugin
Starting a plugin
Developing the plugin
Publishing our plugin
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What You Will Learn

  • Understand the concepts of advanced search and replace techniques
  • Exercise the use of Code Intelligence in Sublime
  • Apply and control live Linting in Sublime
  • Discover overriding and maintaining key shortcuts
  • Learn to test and debug PHP, JavaScript, Python, and Ruby code using Sublime
  • Develop plugins and publish them

In Detail

Sublime is the leading platform for developing websites, applications, and software. Sublime Text is a sophisticated, cross-platform text and source code editor. It supports a number of different programming languages and is extremely efficient and feature rich. With Sublime Text, programmers can develop their web applications faster and with more efficiency.

This book will put you at the frontier of modern software development. It will teach you how to leverage Sublime for anything from mobile games to missile protection. Above all, this book will help you harness the power of other Sublime users and always stay on top.

This book will show you how to get started, from basic installation through lightning fast code navigation and up to the development of your own plugins. It takes you from the early stages of navigating through the platform and moves on by teaching you how to fully customize your platform, test, debug, and eventually create and share your own plugins to help and lead this community forward.

The book will then teach you how to efficiently edit text, primarily by using the keyboard. You will learn how to interact with the Sublime Text community using the mailing lists and IRC.

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