GitHub today introduced that it will certainly sunset Atom, the full-screen editor for software program growth that the firm presented in 2011. In an article, GitHub claimed that it will certainly archive the Atom database as well as all various other databases continuing to be in the Atom company on December 15, 2022.
Atom worked as the structure for the Electron structure, which led the way for hundreds of applications consisting of Microsoft Visual Workshop Code, Slack, GitHub’s very own GitHub Desktop computer. Yet GitHub insists that Atom neighborhood participation has actually decreased as brand-new devices have actually arised for many years. Atom itself hasn’t seen considerable function growth for the previous numerous months past upkeep as well as safety and security updates.
“When we presented Atom in 2011, we laid out to offer designers a full-screen editor that was deeply personalized yet additionally very easy to utilize — one that made it feasible for even more individuals to develop software program,” GitHub composed in an article released today. “[R]eliability, safety and security, as well as efficiency are core to GitHub, as well as in order to finest offer the designer neighborhood, we are archiving Atom to focus on innovations that make it possible for the future of software program growth.”
GitHub states that it’ll redouble its initiatives on Microsoft Visual Workshop Code (VS Code) as well as GitHub Codespaces, its cloud-powered growth atmosphere, moving forward. “We acknowledge that Atom is still utilized by the neighborhood as well as wish to recognize that moving to a different service requires time as well as power,” the firm proceeded.
Oddly, VS Code introduced in 2015 as something of a solution to Atom. Microsoft’s purchase of GitHub in 2018 brought Atom as well as VS Code under one roof covering, cannibalizing the last. Yet VS Code’s appeal remained to expand. According to Pile Overflow’s 2021 designer study, simply 13% of designers utilize Atom as their main atmosphere; VS Code is utilized by 71%.
It’s not completion for Atom, always. As soon as archived, the code will certainly be offered for designers to check as well as improve. As well as among the task’s core factors, Max Brunsfeld, is leading an initiative to release a spiritual follower called Zed, which will certainly release secretive alpha today.