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What is Atom?

At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
Atom is a tool in the Text Editor category of a tech stack.
Atom is an open source tool with 56.2K GitHub stars and 16.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Atom's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Atom?

Companies
1146 companies reportedly use Atom in their tech stacks, including Lyft, GitHub, and Accenture.

Developers
11952 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Atom.

Atom Integrations

GitHub, TSLint, WakaTime, Kite, and cdnjs are some of the popular tools that integrate with Atom. Here's a list of all 26 tools that integrate with Atom.
Pros of Atom
527
Free
446
Open source
342
Modular design
318
Hackable
316
Beautiful UI
170
Github integration
147
Backed by github
119
Built with node.js
113
Web native
107
Community
34
Packages
18
Cross platform
5
Multicursor support
5
Nice UI
5
TypeScript editor
3
cli start
3
Simple but powerful
3
Open source, lots of packages, and so configurable
3
Chrome Inspector works IN EDITOR
3
Snippets
2
Awesome
2
Code readability
2
Smart TypeScript code completion
2
It's powerful
2
Well documented
1
"Free", "Hackable", "Open Source", The Awesomness
1
works with GitLab
1
full support
1
vim support
1
Split-Tab Layout
1
Consistent UI on all platforms
1
User friendly
1
Hackable and Open Source
1
Made by github. YAY
Decisions about Atom

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Atom in their tech stack.

Felix Hungenberg
Graphic Designer & Web Developer at hosting.de GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 28.1K views
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Visual Studio Code
Atom

I use Visual Studio Code every day, it was very refreshing coming from Atom to get a lightweight, all i need setup right out of the box.

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I am a beginner in Python. I don't have a reliable internet connection and I own a weak hardware in my laptop. I want to go to data security after learning python. Confused between PyCharm, Sublime Text and Atom. I want to stick to one. Which should I make habit of?

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Rogério R. Alcântara

For a Visual Studio Code/Atom developer that works mostly with Node.js/TypeScript/Ruby/Go and wants to get rid of graphic-text-editors-IDE-like at once, which one is worthy of investing time to pick up?

I'm a total n00b on the subject, but I've read good things about Neovim's Lua support, and I wonder what would be the VIM response/approach for it?

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Atom's Features

  • Atom is a desktop application based on web technologies
  • Node.js integration
  • Modular Design- composed of over 50 open-source packages that integrate around a minimal core
  • File system browser
  • Fuzzy finder for quickly opening files
  • Fast project-wide search and replace
  • Multiple cursors and selections
  • Multiple panes
  • Snippets
  • Code folding
  • A clean preferences UI
  • Import TextMate grammars and themes

Atom Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Atom?
Sublime Text
Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
Visual Studio Code
Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
Brackets
With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, it is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser.
cell
cell is a self-constructing web app framework powered by a self-driving DOM. Learning cell is mostly about understanding how cell works, and not about how to use and memorize some API methods, because there is no API.
Element
Element is a Vue 2.0 based component library for developers, designers and product managers, with a set of design resources.
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Atom's Followers
11210 developers follow Atom to keep up with related blogs and decisions.