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What is Atom?

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 Emacs?

GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

What is CodeMirror?

CodeMirror is a JavaScript component that provides a code editor in the browser. When a mode is available for the language you are coding in, it will color your code, and optionally help with indentation.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Atom?
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    What are the cons of using Emacs?
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    What are the cons of using CodeMirror?
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    Companies

    What companies use Atom?
    762 companies on StackShare use Atom
    What companies use Emacs?
    92 companies on StackShare use Emacs
    What companies use CodeMirror?
    23 companies on StackShare use CodeMirror

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Atom?
    11 tools on StackShare integrate with Atom
    What tools integrate with Emacs?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
    No integrations listed yet

    What are some alternatives to Atom, Emacs, and CodeMirror?

    • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
    • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
    • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
    • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement

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