Atom Reviews

Consumes a lot of resources

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Needs a lot of space and system resources to do something way slower than others that I've tested.

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Electron based.

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Too slow, moved to Visual Studio Code

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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.

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Resource exhaustive

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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

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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!!!???

V8 (javascript) engine is still not as fast as C++ / Python, but the team are optimising really fast...

If atom is slow, just desactive the plugins. Some plugins make it very slow.
I still use it and don't want another one.

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super slow

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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.

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This has been the best multi tool I have used in a long time.

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IMO the editor with the best UI. Unfortunately it could be a bit faster. But still my go to editor.

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Great editor with lots of added functionalities. It's open source so always has scope of improvement.

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It's open sourced, it links perfectly with Git (obviously), and has endless packages for whatever you want

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fully open source. hackable text editor with huge amount of plugins

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Amazing open-source alternative to sublime and etc.

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Has support for almost all languages, looks clean, and supported very well.

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It's the best opensource developpement editor I've ever found

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