Notes on customizing the Atom text editor.
The Atom community provides extensions as packages. This command installs some packages that are generally useful:
apm install color-picker file-icons
Install code linters for the languages that you use. Atom automatically runs the appropriate linter for the files that you are editing.
Packages for Web Development
apm install linter-csslint linter-eslint linter-js-yaml
Packages for Go Development
Run this command to add the go-plus package, which turns Atom into a development environment for Go:
apm install go-plus
The next time that you open Atom, you will see go-plus automatically download and configure all of the tools that it needs. go-plus will ask you to restart Atom once for the changes to take effect.
Packages for Ruby Development
apm install linter-coffeelint linter-rubocop linter-js-yaml
The EDITOR Environment Variable
Remember to set the EDITOR environment variable in your ~/.bash_profile file, so that this editor is automatically invoked by command-line tools like your version control system.
To make Atom your default editor, use this line:
export EDITOR="atom -w"