This is not the first time I write about text editors, but a few months ago I started to used Atom.io and I also try both in Windows and Linux and I am satisfied with it (I also tried Brackets (in spanish)). Today I want to share with my readers the configuration I have for Atom, the plugins I use, and to end with, I wrote a script with everything I use that I’ve been updating during this time: just run and have fun!!
Atom.io is not a new editor, it is a reference for thousands of developers, built by the people from GitHub (you can guess that they know what’s development is about!!). I chose Atom because I can have lots of tools that I normally use, for working with TypeScript or HTML5, or event working with Python without using PyCharm.
The file comparision tool is very powerful in Notepad++, but I had some troubles with it when working with 64 bits, because there are some important differences between the 32 and 64 versions of Notepad++. It is wierd, but I found that there is no plugin manager on the 64 bits version, and that’s a reason to move to Atom: the plugins are not working as expected!
My script for Atom
There is no doubt that accesing atom by using the command line is very attractive idea, because it makes easy to install plugins and themes, and automatiza all this tasks. Now I have to prepare a Windows virtual machine, I wrote this entrance, and here is the script I use for installing plugins on Atom.
rem Version 1.7 - Configuración de Atom ... @manejandodatos - 20170424 rem Configurando Proxy ..... rem rem Instalando paquetes de ... Atom.io apm install linter apm install linter-ui-default apm install busy-signal, intentions apm install linter-flake8 apm install Atom-Typescript apm install pigments apm install color-picker apm install qolor apm install file-icons apm install emmet apm install improved-asp-html apm install formatter apm install atom-formatter-jsbeautify apm install atom-handlebars apm install filesize apm install todo-show apm install prettier-atom apm install tree-ignore rem Instala Sintax Theme apm install monday-syntax apm install ariake-dark-syntax apm install template-generator apm install terminal-plus apm install atom-bootrstrap4 apm install split-diff apm install minimap-split-diff rem ### Solo si tiene instalado GitHub rem apm install local-server-express rem apm install linter-js-standard rem apm install linter-eslint
As you can verify with the names of the plugins, Atom.io is my editor when working with HTML, CSS and TypeScript, and there is a lot of plugins to increase functionality. I also encaurage you to install other plugins that I found very interesting like tree-ignore (all files and dirs included in .atomignore file won’t be shoed in the file tree).
If you use bootstrap, there are a few plugins you must use. I use atom-bootstrap4, but you can move to version 3 as well.
I am not a fan of trying several themes, but I feel confortable working with black themes, and the one I am using is Atom-dark for sintax and for UI.
If you like minimaps, they are not installed by default, but I find them useful, so, I include the plugin as well.
I am still learning how to use it, but template-generator is a useful tool for inserting code, and emmet is brilliant for working with HTML5 (I think it is basic plugin!!).
I also include a few plugins as a comment because some of them requires GitHub install. You can use local-server-express, a local server that I have seem recommended in several places, and also, if you work with Python, I encaourage you to read this entrance.
So, I hope with this information you can have a cool toolbox for working with Atom, and happy coding!!