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  • Configuring TextMate, including installing themes
  • Navigating text and files quickly and easily
  • Converting text using the best and most useful methods
  • Searching using various methods whether in one or multiple files
  • Creating and utilizing projects
  • Installing bundles quickly and easily
  • Overview of some of the more useful bundles
  • Utilizing shell commands and variables
  • Recording and using macros to speed up your editing

Not all text editors are created equal. TextMate was created with versatility and power to the developer. Whether you want to organize your files in projects, utilize the efficiency of code completion, take advantage of the thousands of publicly available bundles, or gain insight using powerful regular expression searching, TextMate is an essential and easy-to-use tool you need in your development arsenal.

"TextMate How-To" is a practical guide filled with conventional recipes on using one of the most popular text editors on the OS X platform. It is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn how to code more efficiently and effectively, no matter what programming or scripting language you use.

This book will guide the reader through using TextMate for practical purposes. It will start with configuring the application, then cover navigation and editing of files, and finish with bundles and advanced features. Throughout the book, the reader will quickly master the key features of the application through easy to follow tasks.

Using this book, the reader will learn the most common text editing and coding tasks including navigation through the document and searching of text. The reader will then learn about working with and navigating between files and projects as well as utilizing bundles to greatly speed up development. Finally, explore the ability to use shell commands and macros to increase productivity.

With just a few hours, "TextMate How-To" will teach the reader everything necessary to hit the ground running with this powerful text editor.

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Hit the ground running using the powerfully versatile text and code editor — TextMate from Macromates
  • Attention on keyboard shortcuts and multiple routes to actions to satisfy anyone’s preferred coding style
  • Installing and use several extremely helpful bundles such as Todo, Zen Coding, Markdown, and more
  • Extensive coverage on navigating and searching one or many files, in and out of projects
  • Learn skills on utilizing the shell command-line and macros to boost your productivity
Page Count 74
Course Length 2 hours 13 minutes
ISBN 9781849693998
Date Of Publication 25 Oct 2012


Chris Mears

Chris Mears lives in San Francisco and is the lead web developer at Canned Banners, a startup he co-founded. Though he considers himself a generalist when it comes to technology, he finds true passion developing for the Web. When he's not thinking and dreaming about code, he enjoys going to concerts, practicing on his guitar, homebrewing beer, and tea snobbery. This is his first book.