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Discussion on: The End of Atom

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Doug Elkin

It's sad to see Atom go, but even more so to see it almost unmaintained for so long. It was the original Electron-based app, and seemed promising when it first came out. It aimed to be a "hackable editor for the 21st century" and the community packages were excellent (despite CoffeeScript, pre-es6 support). Before Microsoft bought GitHub, they made VSCode. It was also based on Electron, but somehow managed to get much better performance when working with large files. I really wanted Atom to improve, but it just never caught up.

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Steve Yonkeu Author

The guys didn't succeed to go forward with their team development. Sort of misunderstanding. 😢