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Atom 1.0 has arrived

Atom is a text editor that’s modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core—a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.” (source)

This text editor is developed by GitHub. I remember the early versions didn’t exist for Linux, so I was disappointed, but this is no longer an issue. The editor is cross-platform and since version 1.0 came out, I decided to give it a try.

It’s very similar to the excellent Sublime Text editor. It’s visible that they copied lots of things from it :) However, ST is not open source and there is one guy behind ST, Jon Skinner. Atom is fully open source with a large community behind it that is hard to beat…

How to use Atom for Python editing?

I found a blog post that can get you started: http://www.marinamele.com/install-and-configure-atom-editor-for-python . In addition, I also installed the package ‘script‘ that lets you run your script inside Atom.

Atom has the nice feature to change your settings via a GUI. In ST you need to edit JSON files directly.

All in all, Atom seems to be a nice editor. It’s still version 1.0, so I’m sure it’ll improve a lot, but I already like it.

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