May 16, 2017 iolsen
April 18, 2017 as-cii
Over the last months, the Atom team has been working hard on improving one of the aspects of the editor our users care about the most: startup time. We will first provide the reader with some background about why reducing startup time is a non-trivial task, then illustrate the optimizations we have shipped in Atom 1.17 (currently in beta) and, finally, describe what other improvements to expect in the future.
April 12, 2017 andreagriffiths11
March 9, 2017 andreagriffiths11
February 8, 2017 iolsen
January 18, 2017 damieng
Last year I joined the Atom team with the goal of making Atom a better experience on Windows and thought it would be worth highlighting some of our work so far as well as a few of the things new in Atom 1.14 (currently in beta).
If you haven’t tried Atom on Windows in a while or were just plain heads-down on your projects here’s some Windows-specific improvements you may have missed.Read more
January 10, 2017 iolsen
November 14, 2016 as-cii
We recently released Atom 1.13 Beta and it features a foundational change to the editor rendering internals that we would like to share with you: the removal of the Shadow DOM boundary from
<atom-text-editor> elements. In this blog post we are going to shed some light on the reasons that drove its introduction, as well as why we eventually decided to transition away from it and employ a different technique instead.
November 9, 2016 iolsen
October 17, 2016 nathansobo
With the beta release of Atom 1.12, we’re rolling out some long-awaited improvements to Atom’s support for international keyboard layouts. Before 1.12, users on many layouts needed to install a community-maintained package called
keyboard-localization to enable full support for their keyboards, but now users from all locales should experience hassle free keyboarding in Atom’s default configuration. In this post, we’ll discuss the challenges we faced recognizing keybindings and how we arrived at a solution.