This is not really part of our discussion but I studied brackets running in a web page and I thought it would be interesting to discuss Atom features versus web-based editors. There are four or five programming editors you can run in a web page like brackets.
These are limitations Brackets in a web page has compared to Atom.
- not supported by brackets project team
- you have to set up your own server
- Files must be on the one server
- There is no file-based authentication. Anyone who can access you web page can read/write all your files.
- extensions are not protected. any extension can steal your files
- extensions using node can’t run
- loading files is slow and has race conditions
- no quick view or image viewing
- code hints are too slow to use
- you cannot use Ctrl+W, Ctrl+T, Ctrl+N, Ctrl+Tab (or any of those +Shift)
- no way to install updates from editor page
This makes me think there will always be significant advantages of a local-based programming editor like Atom. Brackets was also designed to edit locally.