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01 Apr 2014 » Atom

Text editors? Text editors. Text editors!

I got an invite to beta test GitHub's new text editor, Atom. On the official webpage, it says that Atom is "A hackable text editor for the 21st century". So far I haven't been able to really get into it, never mind reaching the point of wanting to hack it.

It's missing my beloved Vim keybindings, and I don't have the time or energy right now to learn a new text editor. The GUI is nice, but there are options in the menus that aren't available yet it seems (a browser debugger that looks like the Chrome dev tool opens). Visually, the text editor looks similar to Sublime, and one particularly cool feature I've seen in Atom is that when editing markdown files, there's a split view that shows the rendered version alongside the text. I got some invites when I downloaded Atom for myself so if anyone wants one, let me know in the comments. I gave one invite code to my boss already, but I don't think he's really adopted it either. Familiarity is a hard thing to shake.

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