[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 10:42:59 PDT 2015

Seems similar:

Why do / did you think it is / was different?  Because you can't imagine Microsoft releasing a dev tool based on Chromium, GitHub 
Atom, and Node?  ;-)

However, I did mistype the subject as I wrote "Core" instead of "Code".


On 5/3/15 8:45 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> 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.
> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vscode/archive/2015/04/29/announcing-visual-studio-code-preview.aspx?CR_CC=200627908
> Greg
> 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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