Switching back to Sublime Text


Since the beginning of JavaScript on the desktop, aka Electron, I was happily switching to GitHubs Atom text editor. The benefits are obvious:

Ever since I switched, I loved Atom. Many plugins are enhancing your life as a developer. A few glitches here and there didn’t let me question my decision a few years ago.

Since today. I read on Hacker News that Sublime Text released a new (sub) version of their third version. Sublime Text was (or still is?) the standard text editor when it comes to coding. Or lets say the standard for everybody who is using macOS and a MacBook. So I gave the newest version a shot, and found out:

I changed a few things (themes, line heights etc.) and I am happier than ever. Here are my user preferences (Updated May 25th, 2017):

  "bold_folder_labels": true,
  "caret_style": "phase",
  "color_scheme": "Packages/Dracula Color Scheme/Dracula.tmTheme",
  "ensure_newline_at_eof_on_save": true,
  "fade_fold_buttons": false,
  "find_selected_text": true,
  "font_size": 14,
  "highlight_line": true,
  "line_padding_bottom": 2,
  "line_padding_top": 2,
  "node_modules_path": "/usr/local/lib/node_modules",
  "node_path": "/usr/local/bin",
  "translate_tabs_to_spaces": true,
  "detect_indentation": false,
  "tab_size": 2,
  "theme": "One Dark.sublime-theme",
  "trim_trailing_white_space_on_save": true

The most important steps were:

I found some cool options like a fancy cursor:

"caret_style": "phase"

Overall, this is the way to go. I feel super happy and hope that besides the cool new shiny Sublime Text logo is just the beginning of a new developer journey. Now, I am enjoying the same fancy look from Atom on top of a blazing fast and stable Sublime Text 3.