Professional SlickEdit (Programmer to Programmer)

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Professional SlickEditis the first guide to the award-winning SlickEdit tools, and is technically reviewed by the SlickEdit development team. SlickEdit expert John Hurst shares his years of experience in developing with SlickEdit to teach readers how to maximize the tool’s features, and to write and debug code faster than they have before. Additionally, the book includes a CD ROM with an extended trial version of SlickEdit not available anywhere else.

Professional SlickEdit is heavy on examples, making this a hands-on guide that will get readers up and running with the tools quickly. Topics include:

  • Customizing the environment
  • Staying organized with Workspaces and Projects
  • Understanding Tagging
  • Quickly navigating code
  • Power editing techniques for text, code and data
  • Taking advantage of Aliases and File Templates
  • Slick-C Macro Programming
  • Custom Language Support
  • DIFFzilla and other tools

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Professional SlickEdit

Enabling programmers to create, navigate, modify, and debug code faster and more accurately than other Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), SlickEdit is a multi-platform, multi-language code editor that supports seven platforms and more than 40 languages. SlickEdit expert John Hurst believes that a powerful and versatile programming editor is the most important tool that a professional programmer can use, which is precisely why he has been using SlickEdit for more than a decade. In this invaluable book, he shares experiences, techniques, and strategies to help you get the most from SlickEdit.

Replete with helpful examples, this hands-on guide shows you how to maximize the many features of SlickEdit, edit and navigate large files, and customize and extend SlickEdit to meet your needs—regardless of the programming language you use. Ultimately, you'll come to discover why SlickEdit maintains an edge over other IDEs and you'll quickly get SlickEdit to work effectively for you.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to stay organized with workspaces and projects
  • Ways to navigate code efficiently
  • Various techniques for power editing text, code, and data
  • Myriad ways to take advantage of aliases and file templates
  • How to customize and extend SlickEdit with Slick-C macro programming
  • Tips for understanding Context Tagging
  • Advanced topics such as Slick-C macro programming and DIFFzilla

Bonus CD-ROM
The included CD contains source code and examples from the book as well as trial versions of SlickEdit for the following platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows NT
  • Linux kernel 2.6 and compliance with LSB 3.1 or later
  • AIX 5 and later

  • HP-UX 11 and later

  • IRIX 6.5 and later

  • Solaris SPARC 7 and later

  • Solaris x86

  • Mac OS X v10.4, X11 for Mac OS X

Who this book is for
This book is for experienced programmers working in one or more of the 40 languages supported by SlickEdit. No previous experience with SlickEdit is necessary.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

About the Author:

John Hurst has been programming computers for fun and profit since he was 14. He started with BASIC on a home computer and then moved on to Pascal and C. He has worked with many other languages since, and today works mostly with Java and Ruby.
He is an independent consultant/developer and provides design, development and training services to companies in New Zealand and Australia. You can find out about John on his website at

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