How I Work: Sublime Text 3 essential tricks, useful plugins and beautiful themes.

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Having started out my development career with bulky editors like Dreamweaver and Frontpage – and unknowingly missing Notepad++ – I began to assume that all IDEs would and should take 5 minutes to load, crash consistently and have 10 clicks where 1 would suffice.

Enter Sublime Text 3. A light-weight development environment – though some devs would avoid using the term IDE for Sublime Text – this wonderful piece of software is loaded in an instant, flexible, theme-able and since I installed version 2 several years ago, I’ve not looked back.

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#digitalrevolution in Barbican

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit the new Digital Revolution exhibition at the Barbican – a comprehensive collection of immersive digital art, design, music and video games and it was fantastic.

I’ve not been to a digital exhibition that captured the angles of the digital world as I know it as well as Digital Revolution. Aphex Twin blasts out from the first exhibition room whilst walls are filled with projected montages of Doom, Tomb Raider, Minecraft, The Sims, Sonic, Mario. Below the projections, vintage arcade machines are propped up and visitors can actually play original versions of Pac Man, Manic Miner and Pong.

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