How good it feels when you get "your love" ... and I'm not talking precisely about love between two people, I'm talking about geek love, pure love and based on bits, bytes and lines of code.
I am always looking for new things for my system, I am a computer science student who is enthusiastic about Free Software and everything related to it. The fact that I am a programmer makes things better since that prompts me to search at all times, any number of things that can be useful to me and that suit my tastes, and one of those things that I love to look for are IDE's or code editors, and until recently I had not got one that meets what I am looking for, that is:
<° Multi platform.
<° That supports many languages.
<° Very geeky.
Without those qualities it is useless, in fact, almost all the tools that I could try were either too simple and weak or too heavy (Eclipse ...), and although I have no hardware limitations of any kind I like to keep things clean (for that's a staunch pythonist), in the end, after going through a lot of programs I was able to find Sublime Text 2.
Anyway Compile? What is that?
<° KISS: nothing to do with Gene Simons, Keep It Simple, Stupid is, for me, the basic principle and the golden law of computing, and this editor cannot keep this feature alive and high. It allows you to concentrate on the code, period, that's how clean the interface is and that doesn't mean it loses an iota of functionality, it's just not for noobs.
<° Either you learn or you fucking learn. This is perhaps the most interesting thing about the editor, which forces you to learn. Yes, if you have tools like auto completion and syntax highlighting, but no all-powerful and omnipotent buttons that create tables, constructions __init__ not a demon, here is the pure, tough, ancient, reliable and truly powerful do it yourself.
<° Multi platform and portable. I love this ability for the simple fact that a lot of times I'm forced to use Windows in college and archaic stuff like BORLAND (I'm serious), but ST2 is so easy to take anywhere that I just skip that nasty bit from my high school and make fun of my fellow noobs who still work with that filthy blue interface ...
<° Mc-Gyver did everything with anything, I do everything with Sublime Text 2. Yes, that Build Systems thing is incredible, it allows you to compile anything, or at least almost everything, although as I said, I have not had the need to use it, I know that when I need it, it will be there for me.
So do you want more? What are you waiting to try it? I assure you that you are going to love it, otherwise, we will give you back your lost time for reading this article.
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