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Description

What is Vim?

Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.

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 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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    Companies

    What companies use Vim?
    754 companies on StackShare use Vim
    What companies use Atom?
    775 companies on StackShare use Atom
    What companies use CodeMirror?
    23 companies on StackShare use CodeMirror

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Vim?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
    What tools integrate with Atom?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Atom
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    What are some alternatives to Vim, Atom, 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
    • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement
    • Emacs - The extensible self-documenting text editor.

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