@faho "It’s worth reflecting that Atom has served as the foundation for the Electron framework" so Atom ruined everything. Ugh.
@faho it's a shame it's disappearing, but I'm sure if people want to keep it they have access to the source code. 🤷♂️
You're right that Visual Studio Code has eclipsed it.
I personally still prefer compiled text editors though for more general purpose applications, because they scale better with large text files. Notepad++, Kate & gedit all still have their place imho. 🙂
@faho lol actually i use atom because im a total n00b and it was introduced to us at a high school hackathon. i want to move off of it but most of the articles about better editors are really technically in depth and i don't have that sort of expertise to know what i'd want out of them. i dont want to keep using atom tho.
@pixouls There are some "general purpose" code editors (like Visual Studio Code or Sublime Text), and then there are full-blown IDEs which only support one or a handful of languages, but do so really well. Did you have anything specific in mind regarding this? If you happen to code in one of the languages I know, I might be able to recommend a specific IDE. (:
@sindastra the languages i have interfaced with mostly have their own environments. For python, i have jupyter (though I'm not tied down to it), arduino has its own IDE, MATLAB too, and then there's html/css/js. Nothin super particular here. oh. and i mentioned this before, but win11
But yeah, you will find many Python developers using PyCharm and loving it.
There's also Spyder for scientists:
MATLAB … well, *sighs
Guess you have to work with that (GNU Octave is only partially compatible).
@jalefkowit @geist @pixouls @faho I’m hugely enjoying Helix Editor (https://helix-editor.com/). It took a few weeks (don’t switch editors and Linux distributions at the same time; especially to an immutable OS) but I’m more productive now than I’ve ever been. It’s changed how I think while coding. It’s like moving from chaos to stillness when editing code. And thinking in code, not in character positions.
@jalefkowit @geist @pixouls @faho Also, haven’t tried it but just saw this pop up on my timeline: https://mastodon.social/@rust_discussions/107970982963901012
Angry about my ide now being dead
@faho god damnit, you know how hard it is to change ides?
Atom was my open source go to ide.
Is there even any left? They probably dont work half as well.
The only option i see is vs code, pulled back into the fucking microsoft ecosystem.
@faho shake but expected. It was quite a good editor in its day. I just hope we don’t end up with a mono culture around VSCode.
@faho damn it... Their GitHub integration is far nicer than VS code... Simple token and in... Just tried to setup VS code again last night and the hate set in quickly
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