New Text Editor from GitHub

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GitHub is stepping into the text editor arena with Atom. Although the editor acts as a web application, the project is using a specialized variant of Chromium to render itself as a native application. This allows Atom to access local resources, like a file system browser, where a normal web application would have security restrictions.
For this reason, we didn't build Atom as a traditional web application. Instead, Atom is a specialized variant of Chromium designed to be a text editor rather than a web browser. Every Atom window is essentially a locally-rendered web page.
Not too much to see yet, but you can visit the landing page to sign up for the beta.

Age (Score: 4, Interesting)

by wjwlsn@pipedot.org on 2014-02-27 14:57 (#7H)

I'm only 45 (eeeww, gross, that's like... so old), but seeing that makes me feel older for some reason. It looks to me like it's going too far in a lot of different directions. Overly complex, too many features, and probably capable of inducing near fatal cognitive overload within about 30 seconds. Maybe that's my ADD talking, or I've finally reached the old-man stage where all change is annoying.

I don't even have the energy to yell now, so I'll just sigh it... get off of my lawn... please?
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