[TxMt] Is this for real?

Andy Armstrong andy at hexten.net
Wed Nov 22 14:04:24 UTC 2006

On 22 Nov 2006, at 13:41, Lists In at IDC wrote:
> I've been the only programmer on a project and I find that, when  
> working with a compatible team, the quality and amount of delivered  
> product goes up exponentially and the stress goes down.  Nothing  
> like a fresh pair of eyes (or even just ears) on a tough piece of  
> design or code.

That certainly works for some people but it's not for everyone. It  
certainly doesn't work for me - I prefer solitary toil.

Ultimately though what's best for TM users is a happy, motivated  
Allan - and he's the one that knows the factors that create that  
condition so why don't we just trust him to keep doing what he's doing?

TextMate is more than just a great editor. It encapsulates a number  
of completely new ideas about how an editor should work and, as such,  
it raises the bar for all editors. It's absolutely inevitable that  
other editors will adopt features pioneered in TM. Should we worry  
about that? No, of course not - it just means we'll have better  
editors whatever platform we're working on. Should Allan worry about  
it? I doubt it. In the short term he's got a two year lead on  
everyone else. In the long term he's the guy who invented TextMate -  
and that's always going to be the basis of a pretty handy looking  
professional CV.

Andy Armstrong, hexten.net

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