Perhaps this sounds strange, but even though I'm a very happy BBEdit
user I've recently purchased TextMate and skEdit. Why? Because
competition is good. Because having a choice of development tools is
good. And because letting these developers know that there is a market
for good code editing tools for the Mac is good.
I try to
support all software that I use and like one way or another. With some
applications, this stops at purchasing the software license or making a
donation but with others (generally those that I use the most), I try
to get involved with beta testing and helping the developers continue
to create a really top notch product. As a developer myself, I know
that this kind of involvement from active beta testers and other
developers is pure gold.
Want to help your favorite platform/product/idea succeed? Get involved and see what you can do to help. [alexking.org: Blog]