tl:dr:To celebrate the long-awaited releaset of TextMate 2 this week, my friend Kevin and I have started a new tumblelog called Text Mate 2 Tips to offer simple visual tips on how to use the new features of our favourite text editor.
As time wore on, and the release of TextMate 2 slipped further and further, the update became a canonical example of vapourware, right along side Duke Nukem. People started abandoning TextMate looking for something new that could replace it. And, though I dallied with several of these contenders, none of them fit as transparently with the way I work and think in code.
There was one problem; though there were many new features in the long-awaited release, documentation was scant. It was a challenge to hunt for bits of intel through trial and error and Github commits. So I decided to start a tumblelog to capture the tips and tricks I discovered and to solicit tips to share from others. The TextMate 2 Tips blog was born. The response has been overwhelming with core TextMate developers contributing tips. And I am honoured that we even got a nice link from the Macromates blog!
If you are a TextMate user and want to take advantage of all the features of the new release, then check out the blog or follow tm2tips on twitter, and if you’ve got a tip submit it and we’ll share it on the blog.