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.

Re: I'm not much younger than you... (Score: 5, Funny)

by on 2014-02-28 23:12 (#8F)

It's also neither Vim nor Emacs, so I too am struggling to see what this editor's differentiating feature is. Other than "runs in a browser, but sorta not". Also get off my lawn as well...
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