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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Amazing open-source alternative to sublime and etc.

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Trying to set it up took me at least half a hour, just to install a fricking dictionary! And it doesn't even handle camel case nor snail_case correctly, it always underlines it as a typo. I tried, I don't want to mess with it more, sorry.

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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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Very good. It's simple, easy to use, and user-friendly. Better than Sublime Text in some aspect. But there is one thing that annoy me, the performance is poor. It lagged often and load very slowly. This app could be outstanding code editor, just need to improve the performance.

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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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