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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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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Electron based.

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It's Still the same ..

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Hey there
I have been using Atom.io for a few weeks now. Coming from Notepad++ which I used for years!
I must say I'm really impressed with the Interface and the feature set. And for a new project it's handling quite nicely and getting better as it progresses!
With a huge community support represented in Github, it should go the distance!

[Edited by Muaad_E, July 14]

Long way to go, no progress made ..

[Edited by Muaad_E, July 14]

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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

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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I love Atom. The only thing that sometimes bothers me is that it doesn't support the Insert mode.

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simple, open source, easy to use and complete IDE

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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

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There is room for performance improvement.

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Awesome community of developers. Stupid amount of plugins. Very easy to use

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Better than Visual studio code in some aspects

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I needed a live-server to debug javascript code and visualstudio codes was just a nightmare of problems getting a 3rd party extension to work.

Atom server's extension (atom-live-server) worked out of the box in 5 minutes

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Very good text editor

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One of the best text editors, use it a lot. Quite big file size but I can work around it. Sometimes package manager can get buggy too.

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