Mosab Ibrahim

Site Reliability Engineer @ GoCardless

My Sublime Text 2 Setup

I have been suffering for a while with IDEs, and ventured out to see what options do I have. I ended up using mainly Vim and Sublime for a long while now, and my life was never easier and I was never happier! In this post however I am talking about my Sublime Text Setup.

1. Package Control

You don't know what sublime is really capable of until you install the "Package Control".

The website describes it as:

A full-featured package manager that helps discovering, installing, updating and removing packages for Sublime Text 2. It features an automatic upgrader and supports GitHub, Bitbucket and a full channel/repository system.

If you are using Sublime and not using it, STOP READING & NOW GO INSTALL IT! After that go have a look how to use it.

2. The packages I use

I have a list of awesome packages I use:

  • SublimeLinter : Uses "lint" programs to highlight lines of code the linter deems to contain (potential) errors. It also supports highlighting special annotations (for example: TODO) so that they can be quickly located.
  • SideBarEnhancements : Adds lots of enhancements to default Sublime Text sidebar. Files and folders.
  • GitHubinator : Allows you to select text in a Sublime Text 2 file, and see the highlighted lines on GitHub's remote repo, if one exists.
  • Git : Plugin for some git integration into Sublime Text.
  • Djaneiro : Django support for Sublime Text.
  • SublimeCodeIntel : Full-featured code intelligence and smart autocomplete engine.
  • PHP-Twig : Adds support for .twig template files.
  • BracketHilighter : Matches and higlights a variety of brackets for better readability.
  • SublimeRope : Adds Python completions and some IDE-like functions to Sublime Text.
  • jQuery : Provides help with jQuery functions.
  • Xdebug : Xdebug Interface for Sublime Text.
  • SublimeREPL : Helps you run an interpreter inside Sublime Text for various languages (like Python, Ruby, Shell) and you can configure it to run others as well.

To install any of these packages -after installing the Package Control- press ctrl+shift+p then type install package. A list will appear with all available packages to your, just click on the package you want and voila!

I highly recommend you watch this video on Youtube : Perfect Workflow in Sublime Text 2. It might seem very long, but it is actually divided into 10 minutes chunks -more or less- and it is one of the best resources I have seen about Sublime.

Happy hacking/coding with Sublime :)

 

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