Okay, it took me a little time to get around to checking out Sublime Text 2 but I finally caved after seeing Jeffrey Way use it so exclusively in his Screencasts. I previously wrote about Chocolat as a great replacement for TextMate, and I haven’t given up on them as the beta keeps getting better and better but there is a huge appeal for Sublime Text 2 growing in the coding community.
So let’s talk power, Sublime Text has a lot of built-in features to satisfy the most critical of power users. Bookmarks, Code Folding, Multiple Line Editing, Snippets and a ton of bundles that TextMate users have grown accustom to. Add in a fairly robust community of developers working on 3rd Party Plugins helps keep this growing as a very nice app.
Essential Sublime Text 2 Plugins and Extensions by Siddharth on nettuts+ is a great place to start if you’re looking to extend the capabilities, I also recommend Sublime Package Control by Will Bond because it’s just so much easier to install packages.
A little side note, I generally post a lot of reviews about Mac software however I work in the Windows world as a front-end developer for a .NET shop during the day so I jumped on this app in a heartbeat. Dropping $59 on an app that runs on Mac, Windows and even Linux was a no-brainer.