I have been using the Atom Editor by GitHub as my primary programming text editor for a few months.
Here’s a list of packages that I use, and would recommend if you want to try it out.
Seti UI is technically not a package, it’s a theme. It changes the file icons in the file viewer to match your file content. It makes it easier to locate files and identify their type at a glance.
Seti Syntax is a subtle dark coloured syntax that goes well with the Seti UI.
Minimap places a Sublime Text style map on the right of your editor. You may feel like you miss it if you come from Sublime.
These 2 packages are an absolute must for any sort of programmer. They make coding so much easier. Try it and you’ll know.
If you work in the web like I do, Emmet is a tool to help you write and edit HTML and CSS extremely quickly. Together with the 2 Autocomplete+ packages, your cursor will fly like a speeding bullet.
These are not Atom specific packages. Most other text editors have them too. It makes for a better experience compared to using the Atom without any packages.
As an editor, Atom is still rough around the edges. The start up time is slow, opening and closing Atom multiple times for quick file edits is not feasible.
Overall, I’ve been happy with it so far and don’t see myself switching to another editor any time soon.
Published on 6 Oct 2014 by Stanley Tan
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