[FoRK] Atom vs. JSON? Re: Microsoft gets a new religion: Visual Studio Core, aka Atom

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Sun May 3 08:45:19 PDT 2015

I'm not sure where this thread started, but that seems different than 
the recently announced visual studio on linux/osx announcement from 4/29.



On 5/2/2015 4:33 PM, Ken Meltsner wrote:
> It's good news, I think.  Of the three mainstream IDE's I've used,
> Visual Studio has been the best for the "complete a simple project"
> task.  (Netbeans second and Eclipse third, IMHO).  One more step in
> the Microsoft's progression from specialized, proprietary technologies
> to industry-standard, often open source ones.
> With my legacy software hat on, it seems to me that someone up high
> has decided Microsoft's future lies, in part, in "opening up" their
> tools and products to "unlock their value."  The former is certainly
> needed -- more than one major company I talked to in my job search has
> tied their future to an almost completely OSS stack -- but the latter
> may be somewhat wishful thinking.  Not that Microsoft doesn't have
> unique and valuable technologies (cf. LINQ and their whole Entity
> approach to databases), I'm just not sure they can actually make any
> money doing this given that they weren't making a lot of money (or
> any, according to some) on their tools when Microsoft's products were
> almost entirely closed source.
> My opinion may have been formed working for a company famous for its
> legacy software (a euphemism that has become a dysphemism), but the
> battle is no longer to beat your traditional commercial competitors
> but to be relevant at all in a containerized open source world.
> Ken Meltsner
> Ken Meltsner
> On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 6:08 PM, Emma Humphries <ech at emmah.net> wrote:
>>> On May 2, 2015, at 3:14 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar <drernie at radicalcentrism.org> wrote:
>>> Hi Stephen,
>>>> On May 1, 2015, at 8:30 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>>>> Atom is taking over.  Well, eventually, some rough edges so far.
>>> Really?  I thought Atom had been mostly killed by JSON.  Am I missing something?
>> Atom’s also the name of GitHub’s chrome based editor: https://atom.io
>> I’m trying out Studio Code this week, needs a setting to recognize vim keystrokes. :)
>> Cheers,
>> — Emma
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