atom-editor Getting started with atom-editor What is Atom?


Atom is a hackable text editor created by GitHub and developed on top of the Electron desktop application platform.

This means it can be used as a text editor for basic programming up to a full-sized IDE. It is also extremely customisable, it provides thousands of community-made packages (syntax highlighting, improved UX, etc.) and themes to suit everyone's needs. It is also available on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

Here is an example:

Example of the Atom editor

Atom provides other helpful features including:

  • Opening directories
  • Multiple editing tabs
  • Side-by-side editing panes
  • Multiple editing cursors
  • Line switching
  • File and directory tree management