Atom vs PyCharm: What are the differences?
Atom and PyCharm are primarily classified as "Text Editor" and "Integrated Development Environment" tools respectively.
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, PyCharm provides the following key features:
- Syntax highlighting
- Auto-Indentation and code formatting
- Code completion
"Free", "Open source" and "Modular design" are the key factors why developers consider Atom; whereas "Smart auto-completion", "Intelligent code analysis" and "Powerful refactoring" are the primary reasons why PyCharm is favored.
Atom is an open source tool with 49K GitHub stars and 12K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Atom's open source repository on GitHub.
Lyft, PedidosYa, and HubSpot are some of the popular companies that use Atom, whereas PyCharm is used by Lyft, Abilian, and Critizr. Atom has a broader approval, being mentioned in 830 company stacks & 715 developers stacks; compared to PyCharm, which is listed in 357 company stacks and 507 developer stacks.