4 Minutes With Me And Sublime Text 2
We just wrapped up our Summer Release Keynote over at Kendo UI, and one of the top questions that I received after my demo was “What editor are you using?”. In fact, I got that question so many times that it really kind of shocked me.
So I have taken the liberty of throwing together a video for you of using Sublime Text 2 with the ZenCoding Plugin. I also am using LiveReload and SizeUp. So I suppose it’s more of a workflow video, but it shows you what it’s like to be my computer for roughly 4 minutes.
Here is the breakdown of the tools I use in the video…
- Sublime Text 2 ($60 Mac and Windows)
- SizeUp - This was the thing I use to move windows around with my keyboard. (9$ Mac only. Baked into Windows 7 via Aero Snap).
- LiveReload - This is how I reload the page without having to actually reload the page. It just watches a directory for file changes and refreshes for me. ($10 Mac, beta for Windows).
- ZenCoding - This was pretty much the point of the video. It’s a package for Sublime Text 2 that allows you to create HTML really fast and in a unique way using “Koans” and “Haiku’s”.
Obviously I’m on a Mac here, but pretty much all of this is available on Windows.
The soundtrack is “Silver Rings” from The Panic Division off of Eternalism, which is not a word. It’s a fantastic album and I highly recommend you buy it if you enjoyed the track.
And here’s four minutes of what it’s like to watch me code. Four minutes is probably on the top end of what anyone should have to endure.