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Atom vs Eclipse: 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 Eclipse? IDE for Java EE Developers. Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform..
Atom belongs to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack, while Eclipse can be primarily classified under "Integrated Development Environment".
"Free", "Open source" and "Modular design" are the key factors why developers consider Atom; whereas "Does it all", "Integrates with most of tools" and "Easy to use" are the primary reasons why Eclipse is favored.
Atom is an open source tool with 49K GitHub stars and 12K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Atom's open source repository on GitHub.
Lyft, PedidosYa, and HubSpot are some of the popular companies that use Atom, whereas Eclipse is used by PedidosYa, hike, and Webedia. Atom has a broader approval, being mentioned in 830 company stacks & 715 developers stacks; compared to Eclipse, which is listed in 248 company stacks and 138 developer stacks.
UPDATE: Thanks for the great response. I am going to start with VSCode based on the open source and free version that will allow me to grow into other languages, but not cost me a license ..yet.
Pycharm is great for python development, but can feel sometimes slow and community version has Somme very annoying restrictions (like they disabled jupyter notebooks plugin and made it premium feature). I personally started looking into VS Code as an alternative, and it has some very good potential. I suggest you take it into account.
The Community version of PyCharm is free and should give you what you need to get started with Python. Both PyCharm and IntelliJ are made by JetBrains. IntelliJ is initially focused on Java but you can get plugins for lots of other things. I subscribe to JetBrains' Toolbox: https://www.jetbrains.com/toolbox-app/ and have access to all of their great tools.
Hi, I will give my opinion based on my experience. I have used PyCharm, both community and Professional version. The community has limited functions, like you can't use a Jupyter notebook whereas it's available in the Professional version. PyCharm is slower compared to Visual Studio Code. Also Visual Studio Code is an editor which supports various languages. I myself have used both Visual Studio Code and PyCharm. I feel Visual Studio Code would be better choice. You may as well decide based upon your requirements.
Visual Studio code is easy to use, has a good UI, and a large community. Python works great with it, but unlike some other editors, it works with most languages either by default or by downloading a plugin. VS Code has built in linting, syntax coloring, autocompletes (IntelliSense), and an api for plugins to do there own tooling.
If you starting with Python then PyCharm is better. For Java I would suggest to go with IntelliJ IDEA but people also prefer eclipse so I would say try both and then decide. For JS/Angular/React I would suggest go with VSCode. I personally use it and prefer as its light weight and have good integration with chrome for frontend development.
PyCharm, IntelliJ IDEA are both products of JetBrains. They have a free (limited feature) and paid edition. Eclipse is free. VSCode is also free.
Easy to learn and everything you need
Pycharm is all you need to get start coding in python or any of its framework. Its an awesome tool you should give it a try :)
All three are great, however, I believe that IntelliJ IDEA's multiple IDE's are slightly more straight-forward and more up-to date than Eclipse. If I had to choose one specifically for Python projects I would go with PyCharm.
This is a very easy to use tool and gives you the opportunity to start coding right after the installation with almost everything setup automatically by the tool.
I originally chose IntelliJ over Eclipse, as it was close enough to the look and feel of Visual Studio and we do go back and forth between the two. We really begin to love IntelliJ and their suite of IDEs so we are now using AppCode for the IOS development because the workflow is identical with the IntelliJ. IntelliJ is super complex and intimidating at first but it does afford a lot of nice utilities to get us produce clean code.
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
Pros of Atom
- Open source447
- Modular design342
- Beautiful UI316
- Github integration170
- Backed by github147
- Built with node.js119
- Web native113
- Cross platform18
- TypeScript editor5
- Nice UI5
- Multicursor support5
- cli start3
- Chrome Inspector works IN EDITOR3
- Simple but powerful3
- Open source, lots of packages, and so configurable3
- It's powerful2
- Code readability2
- Smart TypeScript code completion2
- Well documented2
- "Free", "Hackable", "Open Source", The Awesomness1
- Apm publish minor1
- works with GitLab1
- full support1
- vim support1
- Split-Tab Layout1
- Consistent UI on all platforms1
- User friendly1
- Hackable and Open Source1
Pros of Eclipse
- Does it all131
- Integrates with most of tools76
- Easy to use64
- Java IDE62
- Best Java IDE32
- Open source9
- Hard for newbews3
- Great gdb integration2
- Good Git client allowing direct stage area edit2
- True open source with huge contribution2
- Great code suggestions2
- Works with php0
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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
Cons of Eclipse
- 2000 Design14
- Bad performance9
- Hard to use4