Jul 192017
 

Atom is an open-source and free text/source code editor for Linux, Mac and Windows developed by GitHub, written in Node.js and embedded Git control. Atom is based on Electron and built using web technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Node.js integration.). It is known as hackable text editor because it can be deeply customized and its functionality can be extended using packages built and maintained by community. It can also be used as an integrated development environment (IDE).
It supports following languages using the default plugins, in some aspect as of v1.5.1: C/C++, C#, Clojure, CSS, CoffeeScript, GitHub Flavored Markdown, Go, Git, HTML, JavaScript, Java, JSON, Julia, Less, Make, Mustache, Objective-C, PHP, Perl, Property List (Apple), Python, Ruby on Rails, Ruby, Sass, Shell script, SCALA, SQL, TOML, XML, YAML.

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Further more, it has built-in package manager: Search for and install new packages or start creating your own—all from within Atom; Smart autocompletion: Atom helps you write code faster with a smart, flexible autocomplete; File system browser: Easily browse and open a single file, a whole project, or multiple projects in one window; Multiple panes: Split your Atom interface into multiple panes to compare and edit code across files; Find and replace: Find, preview, and replace text as you type in a file or across all your projects.
Atom comes pre-installed with four UI and eight syntax themes in both dark and light colors. You can also install themes created by the Atom community or create your own. It’s easy to customize and style Atom. You can tweak the look and feel of your UI with CSS/Less and add major features with HTML and JavaScript.

Atom is available as snap package from snappy store, it can be installed on Ubuntu 17.10 Artful/17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty
To Install Atom Text Editor in Ubuntu open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

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Atom Text Editor Can Now Be Installed Using Snapd in Ubuntu
Source: NoobsLab