I just spent a week in Paris.
I came there for many reasons, one of them was to buy a new computer to replace my 4-year-old-slowly-dying current one.
New machine means re-**install** everything... I like during this happy time waste to try new gears, for instance a Text editor.
I give you my first impression about ATOM that I installed instead of my classic Textmate.
So Atom is: A hackable text editor for the 21st Century.
I discovered it's existence as well as Sublime text only recently.
I got the feeling I was missing some power to write my technical poetry.
I found this article
that gave me a global overview of the 3 popular ones of the moment:
- Textmate, that I was using previously
- Sublime text
Why did I picked Atom instead of Sublime ?
Because of the git integration and mostly because Atom is free when Sublime is $70, o gosh!
So I installed Atom.
I just spent a week using it, so here my first impression.
I was really impressed by the package manager.
You can browse available ones directly from the application, or on the website delivered with preview videos, great documentation and customisation tips.
When I mention packages, it can be:
As you can see, Atom is supper customisable. You can change pretty much every thing.
It's easy to tweak command shortcuts, to add additional behaviours on everything.
Really impressive and I even start to read how to create my own stuff (when I usually never do).
Check the package creation doc.
And to make it even better, the commands panel is accessible by pressing
cmd + shift + p, making shortcuts easier to get into.
That's all for now.
Hope your gonna get a try with this lovely software.
POST EDIT 30/07/2014
I just found this stack-overflow question : What is the difference between Sublime text and Github's Atom ?
Seams they have a lot in commun ...