Sublime Text 2 on Windows 8: Initial thoughts

If you are like me, your first question after sitting down with a new OS is, how is this going to effect my coding?  I installed my favorite editor, Sublime Text 2, to see.  It looks like for non-metro apps like Sublime it just opens on the desktop.  Poking around, I’m not seeing any real …

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A few notes on Sublime Text 2

A code editor is a very personal choice for a developer.  Over the years, I’ve used Notepad++, Pico, Nano, Dreamweaver, and ColdFusion Builder and they all have their pluses and minuses.  Recently, I’ve started using Sublime Text 2.  It doesn’t hog your system resources and isn’t littered with controls but it has more features than a lot of the …

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My prefered tools for coding (2021 Update)

Last year, I wrote the post “My preferred tools for coding” and I figured that this was a good time to update that list.  A lot of this stuff is also listed on the resources page of my main website.

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My prefered tools for coding

Back in 2011, I wrote few short posts about what I install right after reinstalling windows.  I figured that 9 years is enough time between these kinds of posts.  This time, I’m going to go over my prefered tools for writing code.

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What is a Chromebook like to own?

tl;dr: It’s better than I thought it would be. You need just need to learn the tricks. Install crouton and Chrome Remote Desktop.   Over the past few months, I’ve been watching the ultrabook market for something that would have sufficient power, a day-long battery, and enough portability to allow me to carry it around comfortably. …

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The first 5 applications I install, after re-installing windows

This is an interesting issue.  After you finish re-installing your chosen operating system (whatever it might be), you usually address your top, absolutely most critical, needs first.  You can worry about the applications you only use every now and then later.  So, what is my top 5 list?  The following is in no particular order. …

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