Do not get me wrong, Netbeans is a great editor and it is free, while Sublime costs $70, if you want a nag screen gone.
Problem with NetBeans is that it loads forever – but this I could live with.
What I could not live with was that it was impossible to get any Laravel oriented theme going without a major Java development.
The best you can do with theme Oblivion Revival is this:
note: some of images are clickable to get larger and more detailed version.
There are some themes, like Twig, they are not great, but just could work.
Problem is that Netbeans does not support complex extensions.
In other words, associating ‘blade.php’ to Twig template will not work.
If you try to associate Twig to ‘php’ extension, it will override php specific formatting all across the board. And that is a bad news.
So, I had to say good bye to Netbeans, especially that they put someone else’s ticket to allow complex extensions into status: ”won’t fix”.
Unlike Netbeans, Sublime allows for easy theme building, or adjusting existing.
I adjusted it to fit my likings and below you can find some screen-shots.
Boxy comes with its own coloring themes, but they are less than impressive, if you ask me.
But it is all down to preference.
Modified Oblivion theme can be downloaded here:
How to install theme:
Once you have Boxy installed and setup, just download Oblivion above and drop it to (Windows):
\AppData\Roaming\Sublime Text 3\Packages\Color-Code