I’ve been using Kate for a while since I switched my company over to open-source only software. I never really liked heavy IDEs like Eclipse or Netbeans. They seemed to packed with arbitrary and complicated “functionality.” They felt sluggish and poorly put together.
So, I’ve always been a text-editor guy. The problem is, more and more I’m using the command-line, an SFTP/FTP client, the text-editor, etc. It’s just too much to manage. So, today I set off looking for a compromise. I was here once before about 6 months ago, and I think I dropped Atom because I couldn’t edit my JSON with it. From what I’ve been reading, it seems like that might now be an issue anymore, and the application seems a whole lot smoother since I last had a hold of it.
I’m wondering if there is a solution to another problem I’m having. Atom has met my needs with the terminal through the “terminal-plus” package. However, I still have a little bit of an issue. I like to modularize my computer systems. I have my own cloud server, and I have a development server so that my laptop can perform one function while the servers serves another.
That server maintains a domain name 24/7 and I can connect through SFTP from anywhere with an internet connection. The problem is that either that the community lost interest in SFTP, or hasn’t been able to make a whole lot of progress. I’ve spent quite a bit of time going through 3-4 SFTP related Atom packages today, and none of them really did it for me.
Is there a way to get the tree-view of a remote server’s files? Furthermore, is there a way to do it with a GUI rather than having to add another file to every single project?
What I have been doing with Kate was opening the files in Nautilus through SFTP, opening them by hand in Kate, and then saving straight from my text editor. That was kind of annoying.
I prefer to use the CLI for Git. However, I would really like to be able to point Atom at an AFTP connection and a path and just have it open up the whole directory, and let me live edit files. Then when I was done I could use a “terminal-plus” tab to SSH into my development server and use Git from the SLI.
Thanks in advanced, and I appreciate the cool editor you guys have worked to produce!