Consulting some random web searched topics will have me believe that Visual Studio Code is the better framework. My question is not a straight one on which one is best. It is rather: Why do you choose Atom?
I have spent some of my private time with Atom. Yet I have the feeling I am betting on the wrong horse. I hope to convinced otherwise.
#####Allow me to disclose my position and first impressions -
I am an industrial PLC coder (
LAD/FBD/SCL) by day. This started with me wanting to learn
Python. The need is to process work data more effeciently than what
LibreOffice Calc can handle. I am starting at the bottom with all ‘this’ (text editor / program languages).
My own installation of
VSC does seem more capable than
Atom right out of the box, for a beginner like me. Having built-in terminal that can run scripts and handle
name = 'Your name: ' makes so much sense.
Atom has a terminal as an optional Package which I’m still not sure which one is best. My current choice seem buggy.
VSC also offer change tracking for not-connected-to-web work, again out of the box. The footprint of
VSC is more friendly for my 5th generation (mobile) i5.
Atom does seem more friendly on making changes to Packages. I could already customize the ‘buggy’ Terminal Package to make it capable to run scripts with a touch of a button. Coffeescript (
Atom) does seem more friendly for me than TypeScript (
All I am trying to do is discover the right fit for me without spending too much time teaching myself both frameworks. I hope to also be able to give back to the community with some custom changes to Packages / Extensions.
I hope on a constructive chat that will help a n00b like me.
- Dan Padric