Installing and Configuring Atom

Of the many text editor programs out there, one of the best for front-end development is the Atom editor by GitHub. It is a good choice because it is highly configurable, has many plug-ins to help with writing code, and is free to download and use.

You can download Atom for Mac or Windows from atom.io (Figure 1.2).

Figure 1.2  Downloading Atom

Downloading Atom

Follow the installation instructions for your platform. After Atom is installed, there are several plug-ins you will want to install as well.

Atom plug-ins

The primary things you want out of your text editor are documentation lookup, autocompletion, ...

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