Quick Tip: Keep ‘Find Next Word’ with Vim Mode

A common annoyance when setting up atom on a new machine is that one of my favourite packages, vim-mode-plus keeps overriding a native setting, that I want to use. The nice select the next occurence of this word or variable feature is overridden by vim-mode-plus:scroll-half-screen-down, which honestly isn’t that useful at all.

All you need to do to revert the plugin from occupying a key binding is to open your keymap.cson and to insert the following:

'atom-text-editor.vim-mode-plus:not(.insert-mode)':
    'ctrl-d': 'native!'

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Best (light) Atom Editor Themes

This post will present the best light or bright atom editor themes I’ve found so far. Usually I pick one of the dark atom themes, but the light ones are usually a little more subtle and often relaxing to look at.

For the screenshots I used the One Light UI theme, which I also use with the light / bright themes in my everyday coding adventures.

No matter if you prefer bright background themes or if you just need to turn up your screen brightness in order to get through winter without a depression, I’ve compiled a list of some themes you might enjoy!

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Best (dark) Atom Editor Themes

As previously blogged about, I’m quite the fan of the atom editor, here I quickly want to introduce some of my favourite syntax themes for it.

As a UI theme, I’m still stuck on Seti, because it’s clutter free and it has some awesome icons for all the different file extensions.

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My 7+ favourite atom editor plugins

My favourite plugins for atom are both targeted towards developers and also writers. Atom has become my default source code editor, I also use it for a book I’m working on and most of my blog posts. Last update: 2016-10-24.

Atom Theme: Seti/Monokai

First of all I want to promote the SETI-UI and Monokai packages, since they just make Atom look great. If I stare at something for hours a day, it might as well be pretty. If you’re looking for more atom syntax themes, check out my post about them: Best (dark) Atom Editor Themes.

Install command: apm install seti-ui

Package link: seti-ui on atom.io

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Best Free Source Code Editors for e.g.: HTML, CSS, JavaScript

This is a list of the best free source code editors, especially for web programming, for example for JavaScript, HTML or CSS, with some useful indications about features, difficulty and which platforms they are available for. If you’re looking to find the best fit for you, keep reading. This list is full of beginner friendly editors that also can be customized to fit your coding needs, no matter if it’s for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Python or PHP.

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Github’s Atom Editor tried out

I’ve tried out Github’s Atom Editor shortly and I must say, they’ve come up with a pretty cool thing.

If you want to try it out, drop a comment, got 3 invites. At the moment only for Mac OS.

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