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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

Warming up before starting a plugin

We have seen that plugins can be very helpful in many situations, so it's time for us to develop our own! Before starting, we need to know a few things; the first is an idea for a plugin. In our case, we will develop a Ruby on Rails plugin that will help us identify relationships between ActiveRecord models. ActiveRecord models can define relationships with other ActiveRecord models that are defined across different files, creating a plugin that will automatically open all the related files. This plugin can be very helpful for a Rails developer.

It is also important to have the Sublime Text API open simultaneously. It can be found at Lets not forget a name for our plugin! In our case, we will call the plugin RelationsFinder. The Default Packages folder is full of useful open source plugins with code snippets and examples.