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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

Understanding Sublime's base settings

As we saw, Sublime Text can be fully customized to fit our needs. It stores its settings in JSON-formatted .sublims-settings files. Sublime will load these settings files in the same order that it loads the keymap files. This means that our settings that are stored in Packages/User will always override all other settings except those that have been changed in the current buffer.

The types of settings' files

Each settings file has a prefix that defines its purpose. These prefixes are names that can be descriptive, such as Preferences (Windows).sublime-settings. This means that the file applies only to Windows. We can also specify the file type in the descriptive name, for example, Ruby.sublime-settings. This means that the file applies only when editing Ruby code files.

Customization walkthrough

In this section, we are going to customize Sublime to fit our coding style. Feel free to change the settings with whatever fits your style.

Adding packages

Let's start...