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What is Nuclide? An open IDE for web and native mobile development, built on top of Atom (by Facebook). A unified developer experience for web and mobile development, built as a suite of packages on top of Atom to provide hackability and the support of an active community.

What is Sublime Text? A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform..

Nuclide can be classified as a tool in the "Integrated Development Environment" category, while Sublime Text is grouped under "Text Editor".

Some of the features offered by Nuclide are:

  • Remote development. At Facebook, our web and back-end engineers work on remote development servers in our data centers. Nuclide provides a pair of packages that allow connections over SSH to a lightweight node daemon on the server, making possible remote file editing and syntax/type validation. Of course, this also works for VMs, enabling local development on HHVM, for example.
  • Hack language support. The Hack codebase is one of the largest at Facebook. First-class Hack support — including syntax highlighting, type-checking, autocomplete, and click-to-symbol features — has been an important requirement on Nuclide from the start. We're also excited that the growing Hack community outside the company will be able to enjoy dedicated IDE support.
  • Flow support. For both local and remote JavaScript development, Flow has brought type integrity and the ability to quickly refactor our React components and apps. As it does for Hack, Nuclide supports Flow-specific decorations and editor features in @flow-annotated files.

On the other hand, Sublime Text provides the following key features:

  • Goto Anything
  • Multiple Selections
  • Command Palette

"Remote development with SSH" is the top reason why over 7 developers like Nuclide, while over 696 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing Sublime Text.

Nuclide is an open source tool with 8K GitHub stars and 747 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Nuclide's open source repository on GitHub.

Lyft, Starbucks, and PedidosYa are some of the popular companies that use Sublime Text, whereas Nuclide is used by Movielala, Instagram, and Facebook. Sublime Text has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1399 company stacks & 1308 developers stacks; compared to Nuclide, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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What is Nuclide?

A unified developer experience for web and mobile development, built as a suite of packages on top of Atom to provide hackability and the support of an active community.

What is Sublime Text?

Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
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    What are some alternatives to Nuclide and Sublime Text?
    Atom
    At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
    Atom-IDE
    A collection of Atom UIs to support language services as part of Atom IDE, designed for use with packages built on top of atom-languageclient.
    Eclipse
    Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
    Deco
    You can get started right away on your React Native project by installing Deco and creating a new project — it's fast and there's no manual setup needed. File scaffolding handles your boilerplate. Ready-made components drop right into your code. Properties are graphically editable through the property inspector. It's an entirely new way to write, tweak, and re-use code.
    IntelliJ IDEA
    Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
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    Decisions about Nuclide and Sublime Text
    Jerome Dalbert
    Jerome Dalbert
    Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare · | 12 upvotes · 59.3K views
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    Atom
    Atom
    Vim
    Vim
    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text
    #TextEditor

    I liked Sublime Text for its speed, simplicity and keyboard shortcuts which synergize well when working on scripting languages like Ruby and JavaScript. I extended the editor with custom Python scripts that improved keyboard navigability such as autofocusing the sidebar when no files are open, or changing tab closing behavior.

    But customization can only get you so far, and there were little things that I still had to use the mouse for, such as scrolling, repositioning lines on the screen, selecting the line number of a failing test stack trace from a separate plugin pane, etc. After 3 years of wearily moving my arm and hand to perform the same repetitive tasks, I decided to switch to Vim for 3 reasons:

    • your fingers literally don’t ever need to leave the keyboard home row (I had to remap the escape key though)
    • it is a reliable tool that has been around for more than 30 years and will still be around for the next 30 years
    • I wanted to "look like a hacker" by doing everything inside my terminal and by becoming a better Unix citizen

    The learning curve is very steep and it took me a year to master it, but investing time to be truly comfortable with my #TextEditor was more than worth it. To me, Vim comes close to being the perfect editor and I probably won’t need to switch ever again. It feels good to ignore new editors that come out every few years, like Atom and Visual Studio Code.

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    Johnny Bell
    Johnny Bell
    Senior Software Engineer at StackShare · | 17 upvotes · 76.4K views
    Prettier
    Prettier
    Git
    Git
    Magento
    Magento
    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text
    PhpStorm
    PhpStorm
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    #PHP
    #Frontend

    I've been in the #frontend game for about 7 years now. I started coding in Sublime Text because all of the tutorials I was doing back then everyone was using it. I found the speed amazing compared to some other tools at the time. I kept using Sublime Text for about 4-5 years.

    I find Sublime Text lacks some functionality, after all it is just a text editor rather than a full fledged IDE. I finally converted over to PhpStorm as I was working with Magento and Magento as you know is mainly #PHP based.

    This was amazing all the features in PhpStorm I loved, the debugging features, and the control click feature when you click on a dependency or linked file it will take you to that file. It was great.

    PhpStorm is kind of slow, I found that Prettier was taking a long time to format my code, and it just was lagging a lot so I was looking for alternatives. After watching some more tutorial videos I noticed that everyone was using Visual Studio Code. So I gave it a go, and its amazing.

    It has support for everything I need with the plugins and the integration with Git is amazing. The speed of this IDE is blazing fast, and I wouldn't go back to using PhpStorm anymore. I highly recommend giving Visual Studio Code a try!

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    Atom
    Atom
    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text

    I used to be a hardcore fan of Sublime Text. I am not a coder so I only use it for quick scripts or to play around. I don't spend hours and hours a day within Sublime Text though. However, last year (2017) a colleague, a developer, showed me Atom - a game changer. Love the customisation and overall feel while coding. Again, I am not spending hours a day within but I've noticed I've spent more time playing around and coding stuff since i've moved to Atom.

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    Julian Sanchez
    Julian Sanchez
    Lead Developer at Chore Champion · | 8 upvotes · 29.8K views
    atChore ChampionChore Champion
    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text
    Atom
    Atom
    Visual Studio Live Share
    Visual Studio Live Share
    Sublime Merge
    Sublime Merge
    Git
    Git
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    We use Visual Studio Code because it allows us to easily and quickly integrate with Git, much like Sublime Merge ,but it is integrated into the IDE. Another cool part about VS Code is the ability collaborate with each other with Visual Studio Live Share which allows our whole team to get more done together. It brings the convenience of the Google Suite to programming, offering something that works more smoothly than anything found on Atom or Sublime Text

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    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text
    Atom
    Atom
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    I use Visual Studio Code because it is a super flexible code editor that can be customized to function like a full IDE. It has great git and terminal integrations out of the box compared to Atom and Sublime Text

    It has so many extensions and boots up pretty fast even with all my extensions.

    Feel free to checkout my settings: VS Code Settings

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    Gustavo Muñoz
    Gustavo Muñoz
    Web UI Developer at Globant · | 3 upvotes · 27.2K views
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    Flutter
    Flutter
    React
    React
    Notepad++
    Notepad++
    Vim
    Vim
    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text
    Atom
    Atom
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    #Microsoft
    #RESTfulAPI

    I have chosen Visual Studio Code after testing a lot of other editors like Atom, Sublime Text (with legal license), Vim or even Notepad++ because it is the sum of all their virtues and none of their defects. It's fast, it has all the tools and plugins I need to work, and it's pretty and very good optimized. It has what I need to work and nothing more. And the main plugins works like a charm. Developing for React or Flutter is amazing. Even the TypeScript plugin works great. I like how IntelliSense works, and all the extra tools to code remotely using #ssh, access #RESTfulAPI or event manage projects or collaborating remotely. Thanks #Microsoft for Visual Studio Code.

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    Labinator Team
    Labinator Team
    at Labinator · | 13 upvotes · 68.3K views
    atLabinatorLabinator
    Debian
    Debian
    Manjaro
    Manjaro
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text
    WordPress
    WordPress
    PHP
    PHP
    Vanilla.JS
    Vanilla.JS
    Sass
    Sass
    CSS 3
    CSS 3
    HTML5
    HTML5

    At labinator.com, we use HTML5, CSS 3, Sass, Vanilla.JS and PHP when building our premium WordPress themes and plugins. When writing our codes, we use Sublime Text and Visual Studio Code depending on the project. We run Manjaro and Debian operating systems in our office. Manjaro is a great desktop operating system for all range of tasks while Debian is a solid choice for servers.

    WordPress became a very popular choice when it comes to content management systems and building websites. It is easy to learn and has a great community behind it. The high number of plugins as well that are available for WordPress allows any user to customize it depending on his/her needs.

    For development, HTML5 with Sass is our go-to choice when building our themes.

    Main Advantages Of Sass:

    • It's CSS syntax friendly
    • It offers variables
    • It uses a nested syntax
    • It includes mixins
    • Great community and online support.
    • Great documentation that is easy to read and follow.

    As for PHP, we always thrive to use PHP 7.3+. After the introduction of PHP 7, the WordPress development process became more stable and reliable than before. If you a developer considering PHP 7.3+ for your project, it would be good to note the following benefits.

    The Benefits Of Using PHP:

    • Open Source.
    • Highly Extendible.
    • Easy to learn and read.
    • Platform independent.
    • Compatible with APACHE.
    • Low development and maintenance cost.
    • Great community and support.
    • Detailed documentation that has everything you need!

    Why PHP 7.3+?

    • Flexible Heredoc & Nowdoc Syntaxes - Two key methods for defining strings within PHP. They also became easier to read and more reliable.
    • A good boost in performance speed which is extremely important when it comes to WordPress development.
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    Reviews of Nuclide and Sublime Text
    Avatar of Shivafeb17
    Senior Web Developer at Adjetter Media Network Pvt Ltd
    Review ofSublime TextSublime Text

    There are many Text Editors and IDEs available for PHP. Sublime Text is the best of all. Super lite-weight.

    How developers use Nuclide and Sublime Text
    Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
    Ana Phi Sancho uses Sublime TextSublime Text

    Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative.Switching between projects is also lightning fast. Clean interface, quick startup, superb flexibility and powerful features. Platform: OSX 10.8 or later, Windows 7 & 8, Linux

    Avatar of Dan Ward
    Dan Ward uses Sublime TextSublime Text

    My favorite code editor. So much power and elegance in one package, and more plugins than you can shake a stick at! And the Package Control package manager makes it easy to keep up with them all.

    Avatar of A. M. Douglas
    A. M. Douglas uses Sublime TextSublime Text

    It's simple and very malleable. You can use it anywhere. You can customise it to behave as you want it to behave, look as you want it to look. And you can use it on any desktop operating system.

    Avatar of David Flynn
    David Flynn uses Sublime TextSublime Text

    We use this as it has some great text editing capabilities and a real time saver for when working on various data related tasks. This is simply a great text editor.

    Avatar of Cooperative Computing
    Cooperative Computing uses Sublime TextSublime Text

    We found Sublime Text as the best text editor on the web. It's fast, reliable, cheap and have tons of extensions available with a big supportive community.

    Avatar of Paul Rubritz
    Paul Rubritz uses NuclideNuclide

    For development/debugging.

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