Unboxing the new GitHub Atom editor
The very first moments with the Atom editor: how it looks, how it works, what's missing still.
I got a beta invite, I feel special.
It’s a rare occasion to get to try a new editor that seems better than Sublime Text, I think Atom is bette… Speaking of Sublime Text, Atom UI is almost an exact copy of Sublime, well played GitHub, well played.
The look & UI
Straight out the box:
The light theme is alright also:
Settings look like this, no more
json files (consider that good or bad):
In settings you can search packages and see shortcuts related to them:
The differences compared to other editors
In a year or so, I really see this being the de facto editor for web developers. Remember TextMate? The editor we all used and loved, until one day, a day just like today, we were all head over heels into Sublime Text.
How do I manage projects? Can’t find a package for that
- Found a package for that here!
- No SFTP package, it’s just nice to go commando sometimes on small demo sites
- And probably loads of other stuff also… I just last night installed it :)
But hey, Atom is still in it’s infancy. Looks super promising!