So you’ve outgrown the standard Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that lets you type in your code and upload it to your Arduino? Perhaps you want more programming features, and more control over the environment (colours, fonts)?
The standard, free Arduino IDE is perfect for Arduinite beginners. It’s simple and (almost) foolproof. And, of course, supports all the standard Arduino boards and many 3rd party ones too (with a bit of extra tweaking).
But the time may come when you want to have a more “grown-up” IDE, a bit like Microsoft Visual Studio but without the pain?
Enter the “Sublime Text Editor with the Stino ‘Arduino-like IDE’ plugin” and you get just that!
I’ll show you how to install it on a Windows 10 platform, including the couple of changes you need to make to get it going and some reasons of why you might even consider changing your development platform.
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Or even better still, using PlatformIO. It has all the functionality of Sublime Text, but is FREE.