These past few months, I have been devoting a massive amount of efforts into writing a guide book/hand book (whatever term you may want to use ) for plugin & package development (Hence, my suspicious lack for answering any questions ) .
This guide book is going to be designed in a way to provide benefits for both beginners (who haven’t made packages & plugins before) & advanced users (who may find a few tips & tricks) alike. There has been a surprising lack of written resources for this (even though Sublime Text has existed for a long time) and I hope to fill a gap with this new guidebook.
My main goal with this guide book is to actually give back to the community. I consider myself a pretty hard core Sublime Text user at this point but I too remember times (nearly 3 years ago) when I just started out with Sublime Text and wanted to write plugins to customize & suit the editor for my needs. The community helped me a lot back then & this is my small way of saying thanks
I would like to know from the community as to what’s your biggest challenge when it comes to writing plugins and what are the topics you would like to see being covered in the guide book ? That would help me a lot when it comes to preparing material. Right now, the entire guide book is exercise driven, meaning you would first see examples of plugins that demonstrates a particular concept and then a bunch of exercises where you actually take what you have learnt & apply them to create plugins (kind of like a university course/book). I believe the best way to learn is to just keep practicing & problem solving.
Thank you & wishing you all a wonderful 2023
Note: I don’t have an exact ETA for when this guide book will be out (I am already close to 5000 - 7000 words but there’s a lot more to cover). I do plan to get it out sometime in 2023 at least.