Why I'm Excited about Atom
If you haven’t heard, the fine folks at GitHub released a text editor called Atom into beta yesterday. As with any new tool or technology, reactions were mixed. I’ve been using Atom for about two months now, since the private alpha, and I’d like to tell you why I’m excited about this little editor.
This fact opens up lots of possibilities. Users can make simple customizations to their UI with a few lines of CSS. If you’re not sure what classes to override, just pop open the inspector and take a look.
Plus, what editor lets you do this with two lines of code? :)
In short, I feel Atom takes the Emacs mode of thinking—that your editor should be just as malleable as the code you write with it—and presents it in a fresh, modern way, ready to take on the web-based world. Give it a shot if you haven’t already; sign up for a beta invite over at atom.io.