Feb 28 2007
In case you hadn’t heard the buzz, TextMate is a full-featured OS X editor that can make programmers incredibly productive.
The secret is that it’s not really a text editor.
TextMate is actually a thin shell over a personalized team of robot ninjas ready to do your bidding. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want their very own team of robot ninjas?
In his latest book, “TextMate Power Editing for the Mac”, author James Edward Gray II shows you how to use TextMate to do your normal work, but signal the ever-watchful ninjas as you go. At your command, they will launch into action, slicing through text, inserting boilerplate, structuring source code, and much more.
They can transport you to the exact line of the file you need to be on; they’ll watch what you type and anticipate what you need next.
Learn your spells, gain access to your team of robot ninjas, and you too will be able to edit text so effortlessly that everyone watching over your shoulder will be forced to ask, “Wait, how did you do that?”