While I've been an avid TextMate user for many years, I've always kept an eye on Sublime Text 2. Most of my programmer friends have switched over to Sublime Text, but I've been stubborn, waiting for more features and updates before I'd consider fully switching.
While waiting for TextMate to chug on a large directory, I figured it was a good time to see what Sublime had to offer now. I downloaded the latest version and I was pleasantly surprised by the latest version. It loaded fast like I remembered it, and now it was able to open project folders, something it was lacking the last time I had tried it. The killer feature was always its compatibility with TextMate bundles and themes, making a switch over really easy.
I still think the find/replace interface and preference editing by settings file could be updated to something a little less linux-y, but for the quickness, smooth interface, split windows, it seems to be worth the switch over now. Here are a few tips, tricks, and bundles I've used so far:
- Sublime Text 2 for Django Developer.
- Using Djaneiro for Django snippets (autocompletion of tags). I like it better than "sublime-text-django-snippets" because the syntax doesn't break on trans tags.
- For the general TM2 theme I am using Soda Light.
- I set an alias in my .bash_profile (alias subl='open -a "Sublime Text 2"') so I can use the "subl" command to open files from Terminal.
- I switched out the ST2 dock icon to something a little more snazzy.
- I also installed my favorite color theme for TextMate on ST2: Vibrant Ink.
I'll add more tips and tricks as I come across from them. I'm too tired of TextMate choking up so I think I'm going to try the switch for reals unless something really holds me back.