Atom 1.0 available for download

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.

Atom-Editor

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.

autocomplete-plus

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.

Install Atom

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.

Download Atom


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  1.   xRnsxe said

    Thanks for the info. I'm going to check atom to see what it is, since I'm going to start a course and install visual studio code and see which one I am comfortable with.

    1.    elav said

      Well, I think that with Atom you will do better .. but I don't know, you should try 😀

  2.   Hektor said

    Hello, I've also used it for a long time and I liked it a lot, but it had a defect (in my opinion) and it was that it did not save the workspace, nor the open documents, do you know if that changed?

    1.    elav said

      Well it seems they fixed it ...

      1.    Hektor said

        Thanks, I'll try it again 🙂

  3.   cr0t0 said

    Thanks Elav for the tip, I would tell you that Atom I am using it more often than the incredible Sublime Text. Brackets I haven't given it much of a chance, I have an idea it's heavy, and Atom improved a lot in that regard.

    1.    elav said

      Brackets feels slow sometimes, especially when you put certain extensions on it, but it's not heavy .. sure, Atom and Sublime run much faster, maybe because Brackets is built on Web technology.

      1.    Bond said

        Atom is built on electron (https://github.com/atom/electron) which as I understand is web technology 🙂. Cheers

      2.    elav said

        Well, then I don't understand how Brackets is so slow to open or has problems closing and Atom doesn't 🙁

  4.   zetaka01 said

    Although this is a multilanguage editor, for GO, I use LiteIDE + Godoc. GO code editing with autocomplete. Only for Go (or Golang for searches).
    Lightweight and for Linux, Windows and BSD.
    A greeting.

    1.    zetaka01 said

      Obviously with compilation, debugging, execution, etc.
      It does not have graphic interface design, although you do have both web and native libraries.
      A greeting.

  5.   Fernando Gonzalez said

    It would be good if you left us a link or a command for other GNU / Linux distros that were not just Arch Linux, right? this text editor looks good. thanks.

    1.    Gabriel said

      On the same website https://atom.io/ see that explains how to install them on other platforms 😉

      1.    elav said

        That's right, also in the last link of the post there are all the available binaries.

    2.    Jorgicio said

      In Gentoo and derivatives it is installed from my overlay 😀 https://github.com/jorgicio/jorgicio-gentoo

  6.   zetaka01 said

    Well, I was hoping you would like the GO language, a little evolution of C, not c ++.
    Ah, it's not godoc, it's gocode. A mistake of mine.

    1.    zetaka01 said

      Sorry, it's an editor and not a language.

  7.   Gonzalo ruiz said

    I remember that I installed Atom but it ate a lot of resources, it took a long time to work, if someone has tried it, tell the experience.

  8.   petercheco said

    I installed it yesterday ... I have wanted the final version to come out for a long time to be able to replace Sublime Text 2 at once ... Yesterday I made the change, I installed some plugins like Build and Highlight-line and I'm happy :).

  9.   Jorgicio said

    Good.
    I tried Atom and saw a comparison between that and Sublime Text. The truth, I did not find the reason for so much hard disk consumption, although it is quite fast. Sublime Text does not consume more than 20 MB. Besides, I didn't find something à la Arduino for Atom (for Sublime Text, there is Stino, to compile programs for Arduino and use it as an IDE). So for now, I pass. But it is appreciated.

  10.   urKh said

    Here is a .deb I made for i386:

    https://github.com/urkh/atom-i386

    1.    cuervo291286 said

      is it for teams with arq ... 86 ?? Cheers

      1.    Bru said

        It's for 32-bit computers ...

  11.   shattered said

    Maybe the question I'm going to ask you seems strange, but do you know if there is a text editor that can be configured in such a way that it leaves a margin on the left before writing?

    Thanks in advance. I have looked for it and I have not found it.

  12.   Gadem said

    I keep sticking with Brakets, as Elav says, seeing the colors in the CSS as well as the images saves me a lot, a lot of work.

  13.   adolfo said

    anyone has the rpm for i386?
    you can leave me link I will be grateful

  14.   Fabian said

    Colors can be seen by installing pigments.