Atom is general purpose text editor brought to us by GitHub guys, which is empowered by the loved
Atom is just another clone of Sublime. Well, I don’t quite agree with the saying. I’d like to say
Atom learnt a lot from
And I’d like to explain why.
Sublime itself is a great text editor, powerful to use, easy to learn, ready to be hacked, matured community, tons of plug-ins… almost unlimited possibilities…
But on the other hand, I think,
Sublime is too sticky to “Text”. Yes, it is a text editor, but it doesn’t mean everything in the editor could only be text-based.
Implementing custom UI in
Sublime isn’t a easy job to do. Benefits from HTML based technologies,
Atom has a lot more rich features, CSS3 effects, CSS3 Animations, SVG, and a lot more…
Along with Brackets, C9,
Atom is the important candidates of next-gen editors. But among them, only
Atom is a general purpose editor.
Atom is still in the eary stage, there are a number of flaws and issues in it. Besides these bugs, the biggest problem of
Atom is performance.
Loading a several MB text file or thousands pages document will kill the editor in no time.
But still, these issues won’t block me from loving it. As a
Ruby developer, it is an awesome companion to my work. ❤️