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Atom vs cell: 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 cell? A self-driving web app framework. 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.
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, cell provides the following key features:
- Self contained - each element is its own universe (context) with its own variables and functions
- Self driving - each element communicates with outside world via stateless function calls. This means each cell can survive on its own and plug into anything with zero overhead/footprint.
- No API - cell is all about how you structure your logic and not about learning how to use some proprietary API.
Atom and cell are both open source tools. It seems that Atom with 49.3K GitHub stars and 12.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than cell with 1.55K GitHub stars and 103 GitHub forks.
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Pros of Atom
- Open source448
- Modular design343
- Beautiful UI316
- Github integration170
- Backed by github147
- Built with node.js119
- Web native113
- Cross platform18
- TypeScript editor5
- Nice UI5
- Multicursor support5
- Simple but powerful3
- Open source, lots of packages, and so configurable3
- cli start3
- Chrome Inspector works IN EDITOR3
- Smart TypeScript code completion2
- Well documented2
- It's powerful2
- Code readability2
- works with GitLab1
- User friendly1
- full support1
- vim support1
- Split-Tab Layout1
- "Free", "Hackable", "Open Source", The Awesomness1
- Apm publish minor1
- Hackable and Open Source1
- Consistent UI on all platforms1
Pros of cell
- Just curious1
- Straightforward usage1
- Interesting principles1
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Cons of Atom
- Slow with large files19
- Slow startup7
- Most of the time packages are hard to find.2
- No longer maintained1
- Cannot Run code with F51
- Can be easily Modified1