Atom vs Slap

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Atom

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Atom vs Slap: What are the differences?

Developers describe Atom as "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. On the other hand, Slap is detailed as "Sublime-like terminal-based text editor". slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier.

Atom and Slap belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.

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, Slap provides the following key features:

  • first-class mouse support
  • GUI editor-like keybindings*
  • copying/pasting with OS clipboard support

Atom and Slap are both open source tools. It seems that Atom with 49.2K GitHub stars and 12.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Slap with 5.08K GitHub stars and 208 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Atom and Slap
Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 283.1K views

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 Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface.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

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Pros of Atom
Pros of Slap
  • 527
    Free
  • 446
    Open source
  • 342
    Modular design
  • 318
    Hackable
  • 316
    Beautiful UI
  • 170
    Github integration
  • 147
    Backed by github
  • 119
    Built with node.js
  • 113
    Web native
  • 107
    Community
  • 34
    Packages
  • 18
    Cross platform
  • 5
    Multicursor support
  • 5
    Nice UI
  • 5
    TypeScript editor
  • 3
    cli start
  • 3
    Simple but powerful
  • 3
    Open source, lots of packages, and so configurable
  • 3
    Chrome Inspector works IN EDITOR
  • 3
    Snippets
  • 2
    Awesome
  • 2
    Code readability
  • 2
    Smart TypeScript code completion
  • 2
    It's powerful
  • 2
    Well documented
  • 1
    "Free", "Hackable", "Open Source", The Awesomness
  • 1
    works with GitLab
  • 1
    full support
  • 1
    vim support
  • 1
    Split-Tab Layout
  • 1
    Consistent UI on all platforms
  • 1
    User friendly
  • 1
    Hackable and Open Source
  • 1
    Made by github. YAY
  • 2
    Great for SSH sessions and git commit messages

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Cons of Atom
Cons of Slap
  • 19
    Slow with large files
  • 7
    Heavy and slow
  • 6
    Slow startup
  • 1
    Most of the time packages are hard to find.
  • 1
    Can be easily Modified
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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 Slap?

    slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier.

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      What are some alternatives to Atom and Slap?
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