I have been using IDE for a long time to program, IDEs are usually heavy, slow applications with high CPU and RAM consumption. Since I met Atom, 3 years ago, I have uninstalled all the IDEs of my system and I only use Atom, even outside the scope of programming, to edit any configuration file, now I use Atom.
Atom is the opposite of an IDE, it occupies little space, is light, stable, consumes few resources, is visually beautiful and does exactly the same as an IDE! I no longer only use Atom at work but also at home.
The best of atom:
- The interface on the contrary that many IDE is simple and visually very beautiful
- It allows to perform all the tasks that a programmer may need such as division by tabs, auto completion, syntax highlighting etc ...
- Multi platform support (At work I use Windows and at home Linux)
- Third party plugin support
- Everything is customizable in Atom
- You have a very important company like GitHub behind, working very hard and constantly getting updates.
- The application is open source and free
To say something, the only thing I did not like or miss at Atom is a console or debugger at the VisualCodeStudio level.
I recommend using Atom if you are looking for a simple editor but as powerful as any IDE, with no licensing costs and visually beautiful.
For a long time working with different IDE we always had stability problems because they are very heavy and complicated applications that always give some problem, thanks to Atom we can do the same work in a simple and stable environment...