How to Download and Install ATOM
In this article, I am going to discuss How to Download and Install ATOM. Please read our Previous Article where we discussed the things that we are going to cover as part of this course.
Setup and Installation for Python Django
- There are many options for choosing your Development Environment and your browser!
- We will be using Atom text Editor and Google Chrome for this course.
- If you are very experienced with another Integrated Development Environment (IDE) like a sublime editor or PyCharm feel free to use it, although I still highly recommend trying out Atom.
- For a browser choice, please use chrome, it is by far the most popular choice for Web Developers!
- You can also use PyCharm as well.
- There is reason we use Atom text editor is that it can support across platforms that are Mac, Windows, and Linux.
What is Atom?
We will not be dealing with Electron at all in this course, you’re interested in developing desktop applications, you’ll be able to use a lot of the skills in this course to build something like Atom. So that is the information about Atom Text Editor. Let us quickly install Atom Text Editor.
How to Download and Install ATOM?
In this article, I will show you where to install Atom Text Editor and give you a quick tour of it. Let us get started, go to Google in your browser.
Once you open google chrome search for atom text editor or else you can visit this link www.atom.io
You will get the above image. Click on download.
After downloading Atom. You have to Complete the Set-up and Installation process. Once the setup process is complete. This is what the Atom Text Editor looks like. If you open Atom for the first time you should see a welcome guide which is really useful to you.
It has a bunch of information about the various features of Atom. Such as
- How to open a project
- Install a package
- Choose a Theme
- Customize the styling
- Hack on the Init script
- Add a snippet
- Learn keyboard shortcuts
If you do not like the default theme you can customize the theme by clicking on choose a theme and opening the theme picker
You can even Customize the styling and you can do anything by CSS that we learn later on in this course
You can also learn keyboard shortcuts. I will recommend you to check out these key-Board shortcuts
The main thing I want to show you is how to open a Project. Click on open a project it displays one more open a project block
Now by clicking open a project you will be able to browse projects from your File Manager
Now after clicking on open a project, you will be redirected to File manager there you have to select the folder which you have created for Django. If you haven’t created a folder yet no problem creates a folder now. After creating a folder, you should select that folder.
After selecting the folder, you will be able to see some in-built packages inside it. By randomly clicking a package inside it you will be able to see some source code.
That is what we are going to be doing throughout the rest of the course. We are just going to be running through your project folders and adding files here. And if you ever want to collapse this directory, all you have to do is do a command or control backslash, and then you can open and close that. So that’s the very basics of the atom. That is really all you need to know throughout the rest of the course. We are going to be showing you more and more features of Atom and then playing around with it a lot more. That is the basics of Atom about how to create a project and how to add files.
In the next article, I am going to discuss What is Web and How the Web Works. Here, in this article, I try to explain How to Download and Install ATOM and I hope you enjoy this How to Download and Install ATOM article.
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