Sublime on Mac

As I have begun to delve increasingly deeper into development, I am constantly reminded and well aware no matter much I am striving to learn more...I am still in the kiddie pool. Heck, I have not even so much as stumbled into the shallow end and been rescued by the lifeguard yet.

I have always been rather partial to IDE's. True, I am well aware there is a large community out there who believe if I really want to ever even aspire to be even a coder able to look at the deep end, I need to learn to wield VIM. If you think this, I have news for you. I have a job and other interests besides learning a freaking irritating and cryptic editor. VIM may be an outstanding tool, but I have other things to do.

Still, I admire the simplicity offered by a stripped down code editor. My grandfather was an engineer who believed in thrift of design, something I admire. Perfect tools are created by removing everything until they no longer function, then adding the one thing back. There is nothing extra. Nimble, fast and efficient...all admirable qualities.

Recently I have seen Sublime mentioned over and over again. Tonight I decided to install and test it, see what I think. Instantly I want to launch files from the command line.  Alas, it does not work on my Mac. Thankfully my Google-fu quickly locates a solution describing how to rectify the situation with one command:

ln -s /Applications/Sublime\ Text\ /usr/local/bin/sublime

Now sublime can be launched from the command line using

sublime <filename>
sublime <directory>

This is perfect. Now time to see if Sublime is worth all the buzz...


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