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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.
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Needs a lot of space and system resources to do something way slower than others that I've tested.
With too many tabs & large files, it becomes quite sluggish even on new machines. Maybe native UI would help.
extremely heavy on large files
it's really strange that github people couldn't come up with a fast and strong app.
Replaced Sublime Text with Atom when Atom came out, however Atom is just so incredibly slow. I ended up replacing it with Visual Studio Code which is much much faster.
It spawns child process just like GChrome does and thus with only a single tab opened it occupies 220MB in private memory! And unlike SublimeText, which starts instantly, this takes a couple of seconds to make the first visual contact.
P.S. I'm using Windows 8.1
Opens in two seconds on Ubuntu!
I didn' t use atom until now because of that, but now atom is a lot better.
It is a bit slow when launching, but is a lot more powerful and beautiful that Sublime Text.
Atom with plugins are just Powerful !
In a second on my system - Xubuntu
Maybe is because Sublime is written in C++ and Python... idk!!!???
Check my video https://youtu.be/LsFG-ns0q20
If atom is slow, just desactive the plugins. Some plugins make it very slow.
I still use it and don't want another one.
It’s a rich editor but awfully slow to launch and heavy as hell (2 Go files just for editing CSS or PHP is insane).
If you need something cross-platform that integrates with Github, probably a good choice. But it's really just not outstanding in any way. Editing behaviors are a little non-standard, doesn't do simple things like retain history of opened documents, usefulness is reduced sharply if you're not working with defined projects all the time. Also, seems to integrate pretty poorly w/Windows -- e.g., pinning to taskbar only works for current session, and it can't be registered as a default application for given file extensions (in Win7, at least).
I'm putting it at 3 stars bec I think it's probably much better if your workflow is Github-centric (or even just Git-centric). Also, performance was good even with large files, which is a huge failing of current versions of Dreamweaver.
It can be the best editor for you, if you have a PC with a lot of memory.
If you use a notebook, please forget it, becouse it drains the battery extremely
Simplicity, lot of plugins... CLI ... cross platform
If you want to write code, it may be useful, especially if you like to share and discuss things. For a common user it is just a very heavy version of Notepad, with too many options to feel safe. Code yes, salad recipe - no.
free and lightweight, but often slow to start up and not a big help to format code according to standards
dude, this is not lightweight
This has been the best multi tool I have used in a long time.