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Slap vs Sublime Text: What are the differences?

Slap: Sublime-like terminal-based text editor. slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier; 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..

Slap and Sublime Text belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Slap are:

  • first-class mouse support
  • GUI editor-like keybindings*
  • copying/pasting with OS clipboard support

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

  • Goto Anything
  • Multiple Selections
  • Command Palette

Slap is an open source tool with 5.08K GitHub stars and 208 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Slap's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Slap?

slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier.

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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      Visual Studio Code
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      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.
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      Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
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      Jerome Dalbert
      Jerome Dalbert
      Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare | 12 upvotes 59K views
      Visual Studio Code
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      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鈥檛 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鈥檛 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 75.9K views
      Prettier
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      Git
      Git
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      #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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      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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      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.

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      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.

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      • Detailed documentation that has everything you need!

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      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 Slap 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.

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