Github's new text editor


February 26, 2014

Details are scant at this point in time, but it looks like Github’s looking to release a text editor very soon. I was tipped off by a tweet by Addy Osmani earlier this morning:

Exciting! It looks like @github may be working on a new code editor called Atom: Preview:— Addy Osmani (@addyosmani) February 26, 2014

Github doesn’t seem terribly concerned about keeping the text editor under lock-and-key; the organization Atom has been made public with full view of all of the “secret” text editor’s repositories. Oh right—by the way, the text editor’s code name / real name is Atom. Here’s the website, though it hasn’t been turned on yet. There’s also a Twitter account, @AtomEditor, which, despite their exactly 0 tweets as of this article, has already garnered over 880 followers. After doing a bit of digging, it looks like the editor will be web-based (similar to Adobe’s brackets?), and looks to work similarly to Sublime. Personally, I’m looking forward to some sort of deep Github integration (why else release a text editor in a saturated market?). I’ll leave you with a gif of the editor in action (from their repository): 85e69ff2-6a93-11e3-89ac-31927f604592