GitHub's Atom text editor is one of the most popular. Find out why. Learn how to navigate code, customize the interface, and use Atom packages, themes, and snippets.
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- [Voiceover] Hey there, this is Ray Villalobos, senior staff author for lynda.com, and I want to welcome you to Learn Atom: The Basics. In this course, I'm gonna show you how to work with GitHub's open source editor called Atom. It's a really popular text editor that's become my favorite editor for all of my projects because of its developer focus and customizability. Now we'll start by lookin' at the Atom interface, including how to install Atom and manage files. We'll take a look at how to create multiple editor panes to see things and compare items side-by-side, and how to move around and bookmark content.
Then, I'll show you some of the features that let you modify documents by changing text, working with selections, and, one of the best features, multiple cursors. Plus, Atom's powerful find and replace functionality. I'll also show you how to customize Atom by modifying your preferences, changing the way that packages work, and even creating your own snippets, which are like macros or shortcuts in Atom. Finally, for advanced users, I'll show you how to work with Git, and GitHub through Atom.
Atom was created by GitHub, so it makes sense that if you're using Git in your workflow, that would be a great editor to work with. There's a lot of awesome hidden power in this editor, so you're gonna learn a lot of great tips and tricks, so let's get started with Learn Atom: The Basics.
- Downloading and installing Atom
- Managing tabs and panes
- Managing and folding content
- Changing text
- Working with selections and multiple cursors
- Customizing Atom packages
- Customizing theme styles
- Integrating Atom with Git and GitHub