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Sublime Text 3 introduces the new Invert Selection command, and by combining it with multi-select or regular expressions and a little creativity, you can quickly accomplish tasks like zapping unwanted lines in a data file or stripping HTML tags from a block of text.
Invert Selection is useful in scenarios where you want to delete more [...]
You’ve heard the buzz about the Sublime Text 3 beta: Goto Definition and Goto Symbol? Across whole projects?
But when you head over to the Sublime site, you realize those new features come at a cost: You’re going to have to fork over your hard-earned cash to get the upgrade. And the cost [...]
Editing PHP and SASS variables is awkward in Sublime Text. Both languages use a $ prefix for variables, but Sublime pretends not to know that.
When you try to select a variable, either by double-clicking it or with your favorite keyboard shortcut, Sublime selects the text portion of the variable but not the prefix. This isn’t [...]
Sublime Text is a key part of your daily workflow. You couldn’t live without it and the dozens of plugins that let you tweak and customize to your heart’s content.
But there’s that “trial mode” message again, prompting a little stab of guilt.
I should pay for a license.
You’re not a freeloader–you like to support programmers [...]
I’m writing my ebook in the least efficient way possible: Every day, I publish an update of at least 100 words.
And you know what? It’s working great.
Publishing 100-word chunks throws the “writing process” out the window
Writing involves several discrete steps: organization and outlining, research, writing the first draft, editing the final draft, formatting and [...]
I use GitHub gists when I want to save a snippet of code for easy reuse, or to save readers of my Sublime Productivity ebook from having to retype code examples.
Creating gists through GitHub’s web interface is a bit of a pain, though. I used to bounce back and forth between Sublime Text [...]
Starting a new project is always fun — no unfamiliar code to grok, no need to worry about breaking existing features.
Then … the setup begins
Copy and paste the files from a previous project.
Delete a bunch of files.
Whack blocks of unneeded code.
Download and unzip libraries from Github.
“Yay!” turns into [...]
SASS, short for Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets, is a massively popular tool for web developers that takes a lot of the pain out of writing CSS. Unfortunately, Sublime doesn’t provide a lot of help if you want to use SASS in your project.
Package Control lists a number of seemingly useful plugins, but each [...]
The first time I tried Sublime Text, I was completely turned off by the editor’s user interface “chrome”: I hated the glossy gradients, the subtle shadows that gave the tabs that 3D look and the harsh mismatch between the dark editor window and the light sidebar. It all felt a little cheesy.
What I [...]
August, 2012: I’m pounding out pages for an ebook about Sublime Text.
The book is growing steadily, and with it, a sense of panic: What happens when I’m done? My entire promotional strategy consists of pushing the publish button! I’m a programmer, not a sales wizard. Marketing seems like black magic.
The thought of my [...]