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The fourth and final post in an occasional series looking at each of our preferred code editors.

A lot has been said, written, and ranted, about programming editors and IDEs over the years. Allow us to add to the noise.

It’s Julian’s turn to finish this series by talking about his choice, Sublime Text

Before I dive into my choice, let’s have a quick recap of my colleagues’ well-considered picks.

Ben works in Atom. He likes it because it’s clean, flexible, open-source, free, built on top of Electron, and has a huge variety of packages available to allow him to tailor it to his preferences and needs.

Matt works in Visual Studio Code. Despite the “Visual Studio” name, this is a lightweight editor, which he now prefers to Atom, not least for its top-notch integration with things like Git. Like Atom, it’s built on Electron and has a good selection of plug-ins to allow him to customise it.

Mark works in WebStorm. This is the lightweight companion product to IntelliJ IDEA, which he likes for its approach to source code control, amongst other things.

As for me, I work in Sublime Text. Why? Because [a] it’s installed and [b] I’m lazy.