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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.
Sublime Text is a tool in the Text Editor category of a tech stack.

Who uses Sublime Text?

Companies
1399 companies use Sublime Text in their tech stacks, including OpenTable, AdRoll, and GoSquared.

Developers
1309 developers use Sublime Text.

Sublime Text Integrations

.NET Core, WakaTime, TSLint, Kite, and GitSavvy are some of the popular tools that integrate with Sublime Text. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Sublime Text.

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Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Sublime Text
Sublime Text Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Sublime Text in their tech stack.

Johnny Bell
Johnny Bell
Sr. Software Engineer at StackShare · | 15 upvotes · 31.5K views
Prettier
Git
Magento
Sublime Text
PhpStorm
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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Jerome Dalbert
Jerome Dalbert
Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare · | 12 upvotes · 28.8K views
Visual Studio Code
Atom
Vim
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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Julian Sanchez
Julian Sanchez
Lead Developer at Chore Champion · | 8 upvotes · 3.5K views
atChore Champion
Sublime Text
Atom
Visual Studio Live Share
Sublime Merge
Git
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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Jimmy Gitonga
Jimmy Gitonga
Lead, Design and Development at Afroshok · | 5 upvotes · 2K views
atAfroshok
Sublime Text

I use Sublime Text because of how well it is built. I like the way it was marketed, especially coming from BBEdit and TextMate. I felt compelled to get the license, not just following the herd 😉. And suddenly my interest in the community grew. Yes, there are other text editors that have come up recently, some with serious corporate muscle behind them. But I have not found anything yet that Sublime Text does not have as a package. If I need anything that the community doesn't have, I can code it.

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Sublime Text
Atom
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 · 3K views
TypeScript
Flutter
React
Notepad++
Vim
Sublime Text
Atom
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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Sublime Text's features

  • Goto Anything
  • Multiple Selections
  • Command Palette
  • Distraction Free Mode
  • Split Editing
  • Instant Project Switch
  • Plugin API
  • Customize Anything
  • Cross Platform

Sublime Text Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to 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.
Visual Studio Code
Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
WebStorm
WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.
Notepad++
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.
Brackets
With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. Try Creative Cloud Extract (preview) for Brackets for an easy way to get clean, minimal CSS straight from a PSD with no generated code.
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