Atom

A hackable text editor for the 21st Century

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Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows with support for plug-ins written in JavaScript, and embedded Git Control. Developed by GitHub, Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies. Most of the extending packages have free software licenses and are community-built and maintained. It is based on the Electron framework, which was developed for that purpose, and hence was formerly called Atom Shell. Electron is a framework that enables cross-platform desktop applications using Chromium and Node.js. Atom was initially written in CoffeeScript and Less, but much of it has been converted to JavaScript.

Atom was released from beta, as version 1.0, on June 25, 2015. Its developers call it a "hackable text editor for the 21st Century", as it is fully customizable in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

On June 8, 2022, GitHub announced that Atom’s end-of-life will happen on December 15, "in order to prioritize technologies that enable the future of software development", specifically its Github Codespaces and Microsoft's Visual Studio Code.

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Atom is a modern open source text editor developed by GitHub. It is designed to be approachable out of the box yet highly customizable. Atom is built using web technologies: the look and feel can be customized using CSS and new features can be added with HTML and JavaScript. There are also thousands of community created themes and packages available.

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  • Last modified: 2022/08/14 15:00
  • by Henrik Yllemo