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Mastering Sublime Text

By : Dan Peleg
Book Image

Mastering Sublime Text

By: Dan Peleg

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Mastering Sublime Text
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Getting to know a snippet

As developers, we all get to write the same short code fragments over and over again on different files and projects. The best example of this is the following code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title> My cool Website </title>
    <p> Hello World! </p>

We all have written something similar so many times. That's why Sublime has the snippets feature. Snippets are smart templates that insert the right text when we need it, where we need it.

Let's see this example live by using Lorem ipsum. We have this empty HTML page that we wrote using our awesome, fast fingers. Now we want to enter some placeholder text inside the <p> tags, as shown in the following screenshot:

We just type the trigger letter for our snippet, in this case l, and we get all the options. Pressing Tab will insert the snippet as shown in the following screenshot:

Yes! We now have a Lorem ipsum...