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Atom vs Atom-IDE: What are the differences?

What is Atom? A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. 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.

What is Atom-IDE? A set of optional packages to bring IDE-like functionality to Atom, created by Facebook & GitHub. A collection of Atom UIs to support language services as part of Atom IDE, designed for use with packages built on top of atom-languageclient.

Atom can be classified as a tool in the "Text Editor" category, while Atom-IDE is grouped under "Tools for Text Editors".

Some of the features offered by Atom are:

  • 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

On the other hand, Atom-IDE provides the following key features:

  • Busy Signal
  • Code Actions
  • Code Format

Atom and Atom-IDE are both open source tools. It seems that Atom with 49.3K GitHub stars and 12.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Atom-IDE with 946 GitHub stars and 101 GitHub forks.

Lyft, Typeform, and PedidosYa are some of the popular companies that use Atom, whereas Atom-IDE is used by Campus Discounts, VotePen, and W3lcome. Atom has a broader approval, being mentioned in 836 company stacks & 727 developers stacks; compared to Atom-IDE, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

Decisions about Atom and Atom-IDE
Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 373K views

Since communication with Github is not necessary, the Atom is less convenient in working with text and code. Sublim's support and understanding of projects is best for us. Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface. We use a good theme for Sublim ayu-dark

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Pros of Atom
Pros of Atom-IDE
  • 528
    Free
  • 446
    Open source
  • 342
    Modular design
  • 319
    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
    Simple but powerful
  • 3
    Open source, lots of packages, and so configurable
  • 3
    Chrome Inspector works IN EDITOR
  • 3
    cli start
  • 3
    Snippets
  • 2
    It's powerful
  • 2
    Code readability
  • 2
    Awesome
  • 2
    Smart TypeScript code completion
  • 2
    Well documented
  • 1
    full support
  • 1
    vim support
  • 1
    Split-Tab Layout
  • 1
    works with GitLab
  • 1
    Consistent UI on all platforms
  • 1
    User friendly
  • 1
    Hackable and Open Source
  • 1
    "Free", "Hackable", "Open Source", The Awesomness
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    Cons of Atom
    Cons of Atom-IDE
    • 19
      Slow with large files
    • 6
      Slow startup
    • 2
      Most of the time packages are hard to find.
    • 1
      Cannot Run code with F5
    • 1
      Can be easily Modified
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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.

      What is Atom-IDE?

      A collection of Atom UIs to support language services as part of Atom IDE, designed for use with packages built on top of atom-languageclient.

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      What are some alternatives to Atom and Atom-IDE?
      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
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      Brackets
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      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.
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