I will show you the most valuable packages for me. And I show you how to install Atom

Atom is the IDE developed by GitHub and it is completely hackable which means you can customize it as you want. I use Atom for programming for more than two years.

A “hackable text editor for the 21st century”

My Complete Atom Setup Tutorial

Since I have just installed my default laptop again with Parrot Security OS, one of the first things I always do is install an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) or text editor. Over the years I have tried many other IDE, such as Pycharm, Geany, Sublime and others.

Besides Vim (which I often use for small things) especially when it comes to the terminal. Atom is my main, and for the time being I don’t see why I should change.

Atom supports a large number of programming languages by default like Python, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Sass, Less, C, C++, Coffee-script, etc. If you working with a language that is not supported by default in Atom then don’t worry usually there is a plugin or package for that language you can install.

Some reasons why I like Atom:

  • Easy extensibility
  • Cross-platform editing
  • Find and replace
  • Built-in package manager
  • “Smart auto completion”
  • Built-in file browser
  • Multi-pane viewing
  • Customize styling with your own CSS/LESS

In this video, I’ll show you how to install Atom, and which packages are my favorites.

I must say that I left Linter because I have a love-hate relationship with it. It shows you errors in your script. But also mistakes if, for example, you made a space too much at the end of the line. Of course I leave the choice to you 😃

What is your favorite IDE?