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GitHub's New Text Editor Atom Leaked But Not Official Yet
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GitHub's New Text Editor Atom Leaked But Not Official Yet

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Richard Harris Richard Harris

Looking for a text editor built on top of web technologies? It appears GitHub's text editor "Atom" has been leaked out and you can give it a trial run now. Here are a few things we've picked up about the new editor (which resembles Sublime).

It looks to use CSS / LESS for highlighting, and CoffeeScript for client-side programming , or the autocompletion.

It doesn't seem to be a fork of either Ace or CodeMirror.

There seems to be Vim shortcuts [1] and even theming.

There are a few plugins already out for it;

- vim-mode
- fuzzy-finder
- emmet (aka Zen Coding)
- solarized-dark-syntax (heh)
- snippets (check)
- language-* (check; so many; awesome)
- timecop (tracking where time is spent in the editor)
- editor-stats (graph your mouse / keyboard activity)

Overall there is great expectation for the "official" release of the editor but no word yet on when that might be..

Read more: https://github.com/atom

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