If you ever find yourself repeately typing the same bits of text over and over again (and let’s face it programmers… some days that’s all it feels like, am I right?) then you will appreciate the functionality that snippets will provide. Snippets are essentially bits of text that are automatically inserted into an editing buffer when a keyword is entered in the editing buffer (the keyword is erased and replaced with the associated text). Using snippets to enter code will save you lots of time and typing and will also generate text that is free of errors.
Though there are several applications that exist to handle snippets in a general fashion, TKE has snippet support that has more functionality for programmers as well as better control over what snippets are active depending on the programming language being used in the current editing buffer. In this and the following articles, we will explore TKE snippets in much greater detail so that you can take full advantage of their functionality.