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A little 7-minute video guide to moving to Fever from Google Reader that I put together.
In case you were handcuffed to a pole in Jesse Pinkman's basement and missed the announcement, Google Reader is getting put out to pasture this July 1.
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Great review of the new Atom text editor from GitHub.
 
The following is from an email I sent to coworkers at projekt202, sharing my thoughts on the new Atom text editor by GitHub.

http://atom.io

TL;DR — Atom looks promising, but Sublime Text is currently better. Atom will have a lot of catching-up to do.

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My initial impression of Atom is that it feels a lot like Sublime Text (a good thing).

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Here are some things I've noticed, both good and bad…

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[1] BAD

It shows hidden files and directories in the sidebar of a project.

With the exception of .htaccess, that's rarely the behavior I want.

For instance, the ".sass-cache" directory is pointless for humans to look at.

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[2] GOOD

It has a lot of syntax highlighters built in that you would normally need to install a Sublime plugin for (CoffeeScript, Go, LESS, Sass).​

​Note: Not an endorsement of CoffeeScript or LESS.​

​:)​

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​[3] BAD

​It has that weird "max line length" guide set at 80 characters by default. Realistically, who actually cares about that anymore?

It only ever existed ​because that was the exact width of a terminal monitor/window. And before that, punch-cards…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Characters_per_line

You can set this to a higher value in the settings.

http://cl.ly/image/3v2f2v1F1R0h

But as of yet I don't see a way to just disable it altogether.

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​[4] NEUTRAL

​I find myself missing the "mini map" that Sublime Text has on the right side of the editor.

http://cl.ly/image/1z3q2n1o1A0m

(Generated CSS, don't hate.)

I don't think Atom has that. Or at least, it's not enabled by default.​

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​[5] NEUTRAL

​I also miss the ability to "peel off" a tab, like you can in: Sublime Text, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Safari, etc.​

​Atom doesn't seem to allow for that. Though, you can drag to rearrange tabs that are already open side-by-side.​

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​[6] BAD

​There doesn't seem to be the concept of "projects" as with TextMate and Sublime Text.

You can File →​ Open a directory, but I don't see a way to say "Associate this collection of files and directories at a project."

​With TextMate and Sublime, you could make a project file (saved outside of your repo) and then drag that to your dock.

That way, reopening a project is as easy as clicking an icon. I'm not sure if Atom has this, but I haven't figured it out yet.​

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​[7] NEUTRAL

​There's no vertical selection. Meaning, you can't hold down Option and drag your mouse to select text like this…

http://cl.ly/image/1P1t2L2L322a

(Screenshot from Sublime Text.)​

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​[8] NEUTRAL

No JSLint / JSHint.

I'm sure this will come later, via a plugin. But currently, there's no JS validation​.

To be fair, this functionality is via a plugin for Sublime Text as well, not built-in.

A missing ":" shows several resulting errors on Sublime ("!" icons in the gutter, and partial underlines of code)…

http://cl.ly/image/1q1e3g3E0Z3A

The same file with the same error, in Atom (no visual indicator of any error)…

http://cl.ly/image/01283C28130I

​(Missing ":" after "go" on line 23.)

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​[9] NEUTRAL

​Clicking a file in the sidebar opens the file in a tab. This drives me crazy.

In Sublime Text, it will show the contents, but won't keep the tab open if no edits were made (Saving a file without edits also keeps it open).

One might argue that Atom does it right (I think TextMate worked this way) but I prefer it to be a "glance" not an "open."​

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[10] BAD

​No "current line" indicator. Sublime, TextMate, and just about every other IDE has a way to highlight the line that your cursor is on.​

​Perhaps this is in Atom, but the default skin doesn't make use of it. Either way, it's​ harder to tell where you're at when using Atom.

To be fair, Atom does highlight the line number in the gutter, but I prefer the indicator to be more obvious.
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The best tutorial for photography lighting, period.
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I help make complex things beautiful.
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  • Simply Recipes
    Vice-President of Technologies, 2012 - present
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    Principal, 2005 - present
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    Associate Pastor, 2006 - present
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    Director of Product Development, 2010 - 2012
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VP of Technology at Simply Recipes, principal at Plasticmind, Associate Pastor at Oxford Valley Chapel
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Currently VP of Technology at Simply Recipes. Formerly Director of Product Development at AMC Networks. Founder of Plasticmind, husband, father, pastor, procrastinator.
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Peter was great. He does such a good job getting the audience involved with the act. Not only did he stump us several times, but he's a genuinely nice guy and really a joy to be around.
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