February 13, 2018 smashwilson
Atom 1.24 has been released on our stable channel and includes read-only TextEditors, asynchronous context menus, and automatic scrolling on folding and unfolding.Read more
January 10, 2018 maxbrunsfeld
Our original goal in building Atom was to create the most hackable text editor that we could imagine. This overarching goal shaped Atom’s architecture and our team’s early priorities. Since Atom launched, its extensibility has been validated by numerous ambitious projects that have been built on top of it, like Facebook’s Nuclide, the Juno IDE for Julia, and the Learn.co IDE, as well as by the thousands of community packages and themes published to atom.io.
Atom has proven to be as extensible as we had hoped, and our focus over the last two years has shifted from building out an extensible system to achieving excellent performance. Now that 2017 has come to an end, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the performance improvements that we’ve made in the past year and the next improvements we’ll be tackling in 2018.Read more
December 12, 2017 iolsen
Atom 1.23 is now available on the stable channel and includes a new feature for packages to register URI handlers, the ability to register hidden commands, as well as editor performance improvements.Read more
November 15, 2017 nathansobo
Writing code with another programmer is a great way to absorb knowledge, challenge yourself with new perspectives, and ultimately write better software. It can also be a fulfilling way to get to know the mind of another human being. Unfortunately, the logistics of writing code with another programmer can be such a hassle that many people don’t bother. Here are some of the common obstacles:
tmuxsessions ask you to move your entire workflow into a hosted environment, which isn’t always possible or desirable.
Social coding shouldn’t have to be this hard! Today, we’re taking a first step toward making it just as easy to code together as it is to code alone with Teletype for Atom. At the dawn of computing, teletypes were used to create a real-time circuit between two machines so that anything typed on one machine appeared at the other end immediately. Following in these electro-mechanical footsteps, Teletype for Atom wires the keystrokes of remote collaborators directly into your programming environment, enabling conflict-free, low-latency collaborative editing for any file you can open in Atom.
November 7, 2017 kuychaco
Today’s release of Atom 1.22 includes a number of fixes to performance and usability.Read more
October 12, 2017 nathansobo
That situation changed with the release of Atom 1.19, which opened the door to greatly increased parallelism via a new text-storage data structure that is implemented in C++. This new design provides many benefits for performance and scalability, chief among them the ability for worker threads to read snapshots of previous buffer states without blocking writes on the main thread. In this post, we’ll describe Atom’s new approach to text storage in depth, then explore the first of many optimizations it makes possible.Read more
October 3, 2017 iolsen
September 12, 2017 iolsen
Atom 1.20 is available on the stable channel today and features numerous improvements in the
September 12, 2017 damieng
August 8, 2017 iolsen
Today’s Atom 1.19 release offers improved performance and responsiveness via major architectural updates and an upgrade to Electron 1.6.9.Read more