I am in the process of switching from the software that I use. While both Sublime and iTerm are essential in my daily life one will be more difficult to switch away from than the other.
This post is a work in progress!
I have been using Sublime Text for about five years so changing from this to use something else will be a big challenge for me.
I have my own snippets in sublime (e.g. press
cl + tab and you get
console.log(); with the cursor within the parentheses) and many more things like this that have become muscle memory. It turns out that creating atom snippets is easy.
Another issue is projects. I work on multiple projects and I need a way of easily switching back and forth between them. It is simple in Sublime but I am yet to find a solution in Atom.
- I am using the beta version of atom so if I need to open the current working directory I need to use the
atom-beta .command. I have created an alias of
a.to do the same thing.
- Turns out you cannot easily use Atom and Atom Beta side-by-side in Windows.
- inbuilt git support
- inbuilt markdown preview
- better linting, feels more current
- easy to edit theme as built with electron and is on top of chromium.
- is not sublime!
For me this was an easy transition because there were not many things specific to iTerm that I needed.
- I needed to add
EDITOR=atom-betato my .bash_profile so I could open the config file