I have been using for quite some time to work as FrontEnd two quite famous text editors, I am referring to Sublime Text y brackets, the latter being the one I use by default.
At the time, he had tested previous versions of Atom and he never convinced me. It was quite slow, its code auto-completion was inefficient and it lacked many options, however, with version 1.0, available a couple of days ago, the landscape has changed a lot.
What does Atom bring us?
As I already mentioned, one of the things that bothered me the most about the previous versions of Atom was its sad and decadent code auto-completion, but in this version it has improved a lot thanks to autocomplete-plus, which comes installed as a package.
Other packages included that make Atom quite a powerful editor are go-plus, to enhance the language created by Google, atom-typescript for full support of TypeScritp, Microsoft's free programming language and omnisharp-atom, for C # and .Net.
Atom customization to the full
In Atom's preferences we find a lot of options to customize it according to our tastes and needs, and we have more than 600 themes (aka skins) to choose from, and more than 2000 packages to expand its functionalities.
In Atom 1.0 a lot of other cool things have been added such as a system browser file, quick search and finder Fuzzy-finder, multiple selection panels and cursors, snippets, Markdown support, and more, much more ..
The incredible thing about all this is that the performance of the application has been greatly improved, as well as its response when writing text.
brackets It is still for me a better option for work as FrontEnd. With just having by default the option to see the colors when placing the cursor on a CSS property, or an image when placing the cursor on a path, it makes the work much easier.
However, I will give Atom a try and may discover a lot more functionality with its use.
If we use ArchLinux, we can install Atom from AUR:
$ yaourt -S atom-editor
If we use .deb or .rpm distributions, we can download the binaries directly from the Atom site. Of course, they are compiled for 64 bits.