Pros to Atom over Brackets


What are some reasons to using Atom over Brackets? I am fairly new to both and I can’t decided which one I like more.


Brackets is more specialized for web coding. Atom has no opinions on what it should do, which also means that some of its features are less specialized. There’s a rich ecosystem of packages that offer features for Atom, but it can’t do everything that every other editor can.


Ah. So I could potentially code something like C++ in Atom, but not so much Brackets?


You can edit any text file in Brackets. However, it doesn’t offer any feature support to address the specific needs of C++. Atom doesn’t have those features by default, but it does have quite a few community packages by and for C++ developers.