Atom vs cell: What are the differences?
What is Atom? A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
What is cell? A self-driving web app framework. cell is a self-constructing web app framework powered by a self-driving DOM. Learning cell is mostly about understanding how cell works, and not about how to use and memorize some API methods, because there is no API.
Some of the features offered by Atom are:
- Atom is a desktop application based on web technologies
- Node.js integration
- Modular Design- composed of over 50 open-source packages that integrate around a minimal core
On the other hand, cell provides the following key features:
- Self contained - each element is its own universe (context) with its own variables and functions
- Self driving - each element communicates with outside world via stateless function calls. This means each cell can survive on its own and plug into anything with zero overhead/footprint.
- No API - cell is all about how you structure your logic and not about learning how to use some proprietary API.
Atom and cell are both open source tools. It seems that Atom with 49.3K GitHub stars and 12.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than cell with 1.55K GitHub stars and 103 GitHub forks.
Since communication with Github is not necessary, the Atom is less convenient in working with text and code. Sublim's support and understanding of projects is best for us. Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface. We use a good theme for Sublim ayu-dark