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For a few months Danny had me determined to work with and love Atom.io. It never happened.

Atom certainly is snazzy enough, and neon syntax plugin was fun (but ultimately became like Cathode vintage terminal and the retro fun faded after awhile). Cool enough, but not enough to make me switch.

A personal requirement for me with any editor is the ability to use multiple cursors. Atom came to a crawl (if not crashed) any time I had a large number of multi-cursors active.

The Atom IDE seems like a cool idea (and I applaud GitHub and Facebook for creating and open sourcing it), but I just don’t see how this could dethrone my current favorite IDE: IntelliJ or my current favorite editor: VS Code.

Official Atom IDE Launch Announcement

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