Getting to Know Your Source Code Editor, Sublime Text

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Your source code editor is essentially a specialized text editor, designed specifically for working with code files.

You’ll be using your source code editor — with Sublime Text being my favorite source code editor, by far — to work with all of your application’s code files for the entire course, so it’s a good idea to get a feel for it now.

Here are a few things to try out on your own to get some more practice with it.

Try out these exercises

  1. In the Code folder in your home folder, create a new “sublime-text-practice” folder. Do this using the command line for extra practice!
  2. Open up that new “sublime-text-practice” folder in Sublime Text.
  3. Create a new “test.html” file within the “sublime-text-practice folder from within Sublime Text.
  4. Save your current window as a new Sublime Text Project.
  5. Now: 1) close the Sublime Text window; and 2) quit Sublime Text.
  6. Relaunch Sublime Text and open up the Project you just created.