My favorite text editor of all time is Vim. It is dear to my heart and almost as old as I am (not quite lol). I use it for all sorts of editing but I’ve never liked using it for editing code. Call me muscle-memory challenged but I want my code editing tools to provide me with intuitive code completion. WebStorm shines in this area and does so because it actually indexes all the symbols it finds in your project files. Editors, for the most part, don’t do that. But…. enter Sublime Text 3 and Tern.
But even with its short comings and challenges, there is in my opinion no other stand-alone editor that can even come close to Sublime Text 3, especially when teamed up with Tern. I love it and to prove my love I purchased a license a few months back to show my support and appreciation and I encourage everyone to do the same, especially if you have been using Sublime regularly.
As a side note to all this love and admiration for Sublime Text 3 and Tern, I am a little concerned about the number of Sublime Text plugins that are still not yet compatible with Sublime Text 3 or are not yet discoverable through the package manager. I hope that the pace will pick up and that Sublime’s thriving eco system will continue to enrich what is already an outstanding editor.