I use TextMate almost as much as QuickSilver, and, like QuickSilver, probably make use of about 5% of its features. But now, a new book coming in February (get the Beta now!) promises to unlock the Holy Grail of this immensely powerful and award-winning app.
Oh, and if you haven’t checked out soft-spoken developer Allan Odgaard’s screencasts, you’re missing out on one of the best things about TextMate. Highlights:
- New Dialog System for Commands (watch): an amazingly simple way to build interfaces that hook into external data and scripts (something I should consider for WebKit on Rails)
- TextMate Widget Creator (watch — by Andy Herbert): how to build Dashboard Widgets in TextMate that are driven by shell scripts
- All time favorite: Blogging From TextMate. (watch): shows how you can use TextMate as an uber-streamlined blogging tool. (I hope the guys at Flock are paying attention!)
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Hey Chris, FYI the TextMate Widget Creator video by Andy Herbert previously at
http://homepage.mac.com/andy.herbert/Textmate-widget.mov is no longer online. Maybe you could find a new link?