[FoRK] Atom vs. JSON? Re: Microsoft gets a new religion: Visual Studio Code, aka Atom
Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Sun May 3 02:05:38 PDT 2015
On 5/3/15 1:29 AM, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
>> On May 2, 2015, at 5:02 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> Microsoft doesn’t have nearly the ego invested in this as you have invested in them having an ego invested.
Microsoft has demonstrated an ego about these things for pretty much its whole existence until recently, albeit mainly a top
executive thing as far as I can tell.
> Atom is targeted at web devs, it isn’t a replacement for Visual Studio and is not meant to be in any meaningful way. What other open source editor/IDE were they going to use?
It is targeted at Node and ASP.NET web devs right now. Is that all they are planning or is this a cross-platform developer play
that is only just starting? Can't tell for sure from the outside.
For exploratory use, it seems fast on a new MacBook Pro, but I haven't stressed it much yet. They are still optimizing it:
> Feb 4
> Hey guys. Atom is slow because we haven't finished optimizing it yet. It's going to gradually get faster in a number of ways, but
> it takes attention, profiling, redesign of certain components, etc. I was worried early on that using web technology meant that
> Atom could never be fast, but experience has shown me that there's no fundamental constraints imposed by web tech that we can't
> overcome. It's just a matter of time and effort.
> Developers that do not build websites, and that is most of them, will continue to use Visual Studio, Xcode, Sublime, Vim, Emacs, etc.
Emacs forever! But it is a pain to get many of the IDE features to work.
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